our village decided to enter Britain in bloom this year and what a difference it's made, everyone that was involved had worked so hard getting people involved on the 'route' it's the nicest I've seen in looking since we moved in
I think we've entered some part of Britain in Bloom as well, we're a scruffy urban/suburban town but we have a trust set up by a local millionaire which has put a lot of effort into tidying up the town & trying to give it a 'village' atmosphere, some local youngsters were helping to paint the wooden planters at the roadside when we drove down the main road yesterday. There are a lot of planters along the road & hanging baskets on the shops done by the Rotary club & others, they've been doing that for a good few years now & it looks great, odd bit of vandalism with plants being pulled out etc. but on the whole people protect & look after them. The local railway station was being judged the other day, they have a little quirky planted area with umbrellas & wellies planted up because of our love of rain ( ) & have created a lovely walk down the banking up to the station with a little hut & sculptures. Probably nothing like the village you live in grindle but it does make a difference doesn't it. Good luck with your village's efforts.
it really is a joy to see so many flowers around, the village isn't known for it's prettiness they are getting a lot of compliments, I've only seen the main streets, not been down to the station yet which was part of the walk, thankfully the 'little dears' have left well alone so far, let's hope it continues. Good luck to you too, love the idea of the umbrellas and wellies
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