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Flower power

Published on Monday, 15th July 2019

Nuneaton and Bedworth is blossoming nicely in its quest to become the Borough of Bloom.

Local school children, community groups, housing complexes and businesses have come together to bring more colour to our towns by sponsoring flower beds and planters across the Borough.

Cllr Ian Lloyd, portfolio holder for Arts and Leisure said

“It’s truly wonderful! The community has really come together on this – we have some of our most junior and most senior residents taking party in Borough in Bloom, alongside businesses and community groups. Everyone is contributing to make Nuneaton and Bedworth an even brighter, more pleasant place to live, work and visit.”

The schools taking part are Weddington Primary, Michael Drayton Junior, Oakwood (pictured) and Camp Hill Primary. Company and community group sponsors include People in Action, Creative Script and Glendale Grounds Management.

Oakwood school kids

For the five independent living complexes participating in the initiative, things are getting competitive! The gardening gloves are truly off as the residents and staff put forward their best floral offerings in the hope of winning this year’s ‘blooming challenge’. The floral five are The Chines, Reg Hadden Court, Frederick Warr, Kingswood Court and Conifer Court. Their entries are being judged later this week by Cllr Chris Watkins, portfolio holder for Housing and Communities.

The Council is working to extend the Borough in Bloom scheme further next year so that more residents can get involved.

Cllr Lloyd said:

“Our ambition is to be the Borough of Bloom! We have a thriving community spirit here in Nuneaton and Bedworth, we love our towns and we want to say it with flowers!”