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Melton in Bloom launch their 2019 campaign

Published Tuesday, 28th May 2019
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Melton Borough Council apprentice Joseph Mortimer planting in the town

The Melton in Bloom volunteer group, in collaboration with Melton Borough Council, is proud to announce the start of their ‘Melton in Bloom 2019’ campaign.

Looking to continue and build on previous years' achievements, the dedicated work of the town's ‘in Bloom’ group for the past 11 years  has been a major feature in Melton Mowbray. The secret behind their success is quite simple – passion and commitment.

Co-coordinating the efforts of their volunteers, the council, local businesses and passionate residents, Melton in Bloom help ensure all those horticultural efforts and energies result in the glorious floral displays that brighten up the town centre every year.

The Borough Council work closely with a local nursery that grow and look after the display plants until they are strong enough to be planted out in the tubs and baskets scattered around the Town. With over 2700 plants and 146 containers of all kinds including hanging baskets & barrier troughs, the council's Environmental Maintenance Team look after and nurture the plants over the summer months helping to keep the towns streets splashed with colourful and attractive floral magnificence.

This year's Melton in Bloom theme ‘Our Town’ should see  a vivid display of red, white, yellow, green & black brightening the shop fronts and businesses, inviting visitors to come and enjoy the floral splendor that is ‘Melton In Bloom’.

Cllr Leigh Higgins, the Council's Deputy Leader, said “I wholeheartedly support the work of Melton in Bloom; their tireless efforts in the town every year help create an attractive destination that visitors will remember and want to come back to time and time again. This year I know all those involved are pulling together stronger than ever ,chasing that ‘gold' standard award that represents the pinnacle of achievement for In Bloom groups. The commitment and  hard work that everyone puts in is tremendous and no matter what award is achieved, they all deserve golden thanks.  

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For more information please contact:

Hazel Paterson

Communicatons Officer

Melton Borough Council

hpaterson@melton.gov.uk

01664 504294