Judgement Day for ‘Bloxwich in Bloom’ is rapidly approaching, and with contest officials lined up to arrive on Monday 9 July Bloxwich Town Centre Management are appealing for community-minded members of the public and local traders to take part in two up-coming volunteer planting days to help make Bloxwich look Bloomin’ Bostin before they get here!
Success in the annual event, which the town took part in for the first time last year, depends on the centre of Bloxwich looking at its very best, and with all the new flower-filled planters, hanging baskets and flower beds all along High Street and in Promenade Gardens this year, Bloxwich will soon be all set – with local people’s help – to beat last year’s Bronze medal performance in Olympic style!
Pre-planned planting days will take place this Sunday 24 June and again on Sunday 8 July from 12 noon, and weeding, dead-heading the flowers and watering will be the order of the day to ensure the constant flowering of all the plants already in place.
Nikki Rolls, Walsall Council’s Regeneration Officer for Bloxwich, who is organising the preparations, said:
“We desperately need your help! If you have a spare hour and would like to support this campaign please come along and meet me by the fountain in Promenade Gardens, High Street from midday on either or both days if you can make it.
“If you have a watering can and a garden fork and trowel please can you bring them too as we only have a small stock of gardening tools.
“I will upload any photos taken of your support on our Facebook Page Bloxwich Town Centre afterwards for all to see of the good work we are doing – and I hope to see you there!”
A flyer is downloadable by clicking on the image below, for further information: