Flower power

PUBLISHED: 11:52 08 March 2007 | UPDATED: 15:01 12 May 2010

Anglea Louch at the new flower bed near the health centre - 2230DW9

Anglea Louch at the new flower bed near the health centre - 2230DW9

THE chairman of Royston in Bloom has unveiled a new flower bed to help brighten up the town – and hopes residents will follow the example. The dry bed which features yucca plants and lavender, has been put together outside Royston Health Centre in Melbour

THE chairman of Royston in Bloom has unveiled a new flower bed to help brighten up the town - and hopes residents will follow the example.

The dry bed which features yucca plants and lavender, has been put together outside Royston Health Centre in Melbourn Street, in conjunction with the Royston and South Cambridgeshire branch of Home-Start.

Bloom chairman Angela Louch, who is also involved with Home-Start, believes the new bed has brightened up the area.

She said before the transformation the area was littered and untidy.

"This is one of the most used parts of town and it had begun to look grotty.

"I wanted to make the place look nice and bright, and I certainly think the flower bed has done that," she said.

With the Royston in Bloom competition coming up and with the town keen to enter this year's Anglia in Bloom competition, Mrs Louch is encouraging residents to make the town look more attractive.

She said: "The whole community can get involved and Anglia in Bloom is an important competition.

"If we work hard we have a good chance of impressing the judges."

- The Royston in Bloom organisers are looking for sponsors to help meet the cost of providing hanging baskets in Royston town centre.

Hanging baskets, which cost £130 each, are put in place in June and remain on display until October.

Sponsorship will cover the costs of compost and plants and the planting and hanging of the baskets.

- For more details contact Royston Town Council on 01763 245484.


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