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Work Continues At Blake’s Memorial Garden

Members of the Blake’s Memorial Gardens Workforce are eagerly awaiting the results of how they got on last month in the Britain in Bloom Campaign. The results will be announced in Solihull on 8th September.

The judges for “It’s Your neighbourhood” sounded very impressed with the work carried out so far, so the team are looking forward to a good result.

Like Ross-in-Bloom this is a continuing project throughout the year, especially as there will still be a lot of work needed there to get it looking good for the Diamond Jubilee next Summer.

It is hoped that during the Jubilee Weekend Celebrations the team will hold some sort of event in the gardens to help with this memorable occasion.

Further to the continuing work there will be designated work parties on Sundays as before. However anyone who wishes to can visit between times and let either Mary Sinclair Powell or Caroline Utting know how many hours they have worked there and when. These hours go towards matched funding for grants etc, so are very important to log into the records. Just keep a note of when you have worked and how long and pass it on periodically.

The work required at the moment is general maintenance and tidying on a regular basis. If anyone has not worked there before and would like to lend a hand please let Mary or Caroline know and they will book you into the scheme of things (for insurance purposes). Tools are available from members of the team during designated working parties, but between times volunteers will need to supply their own tools such as brooms, trowels, secateurs, etc. However Mary is looking into leaving litter pickers with one of the houses in Wye Street as they are not something that is usually hanging around a home garden shed!

The next designated working parties are between 10.15am and 12.30pm on 14th and 28th August, 11th and 25th September and 9th and 23rd October. Decisions on what needs to be done for the winter will then be made and advertised in the local press and websites.

Ross-in-Bloom and the Blake’s Project Team would like to thank everyone for their sterling work to date and hope that it will continue for the future.

Further information can be found on the display boards in the gardens themselves.

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