Green fingers sought for Cornwall in Bloom 2013
Last updated: 11/01/2013
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Flower power will return once again this
year for the fourth annual Cornwall in Bloom competition.
Residents are being encouraged to get into
the green-fingered spirit by joining forces to improve their
neighbourhoods. To help set groups on the right path, the Council
is hosting a training event to provide tips on planting, grant
funding and marketing.
The training event takes place on Saturday
9 February at Morley Tamblyn Lodge at Lodge Hill in Liskeard from
10am to 3pm.
Run by Cornwall Council and Truro City
Council, the Cornwall in Bloom competition has encouraged many to
gives their gardens and open spaces a make over. A range of
projects have been set up since the competition started in 2009,
including woodland groups and allotment societies. This year, the
event will include a schools’ competition to encourage youngsters
to grow as many potatoes as they can from a single seed
Judging for the competition takes place
during July and August.
“I congratulate the Cornwall in Bloom team
on their continuing success,” said Councillor John Pollard,
Cornwall Council portfolio holder for Localism, Sustainability and
Devolution. “Each year more communities sign up and we would like
to see this trend continue this year. I have personal experience of
just how much a local ‘in bloom’ group can achieve and urge all
towns and parishes to get involved!”
For more information or to register
interest contact Jackie Mace on 0300 1234 100.