Scarborough in Bloom spring into action
Yorkshire in Bloom have been given a warm Scarborough welcome as
the town bids for more floral glory.
Following the tremendous success achieved
last year in Britain in Bloom when the Scarborough in Bloom group
was awarded a prestigious Gold Medal, volunteers are hoping to
repeat that success at regional level.
Judges Melvyn Riley and Saskia Peet from
Sheffield were shown all areas of the town including North and
South Bay. Residential gardens across the area were on show and the
judges were also looking for good examples of the community working
This is something at which Scarborough
excels according to Roger Burnett, Scarborough Borough Council’s
new Community Environment Manager. He is hoping the judges
recognised this on their visit.
“We have the best volunteers to be found
anywhere,” he said. “The judges were taken to see many community
projects that are taking place and we were able to show them how
Scarborough people work together for the good of the town.
“This is the first of two visits that the
judges will make and we will welcome them back again in
Scarborough in Bloom is looking for new
volunteers to join the group and would welcome anyone who can spare
an hour or two to help keep the town looking beautiful.
Mr Burnett explained that any potential
volunteers don’t necessarily have to be expert gardeners. “It would
be great if they had a keen interest in gardening,” he said. “But
we would welcome anyone with different skills. Britain in Bloom is
no longer simply a floral campaign but encompasses environmental
and community aspects as well.
“So we would welcome people to the group
who are happy to tackle a wide range of tasks. It’s also important
to stress that Scarborough in Bloom volunteers don’t spend a great
deal of time in meetings. Anyone who can give just an hour or two
would be welcomed with open arms.”
For further details of volunteering opportunities with
Scarborough in Bloom and with community groups across the borough,
or for an informal chat, potential volunteers can call Roger
Burnett or Sheila Johnson, the Community Environment Team, on 07961
966617 or email email@example.com