Posted: Tue 27th Dec 2011

Council Calls On Community To Help With Wales In Bloom Entry for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Dec 27th, 2011

Wrexham Council’s Environment Team are calling on residents and community groups to get involved with next year’s entry into Wales in Bloom.

With the success of winning Silver Gilt and first place last year the team are eager to start planning for the 2012 entry.

The judges’ route in 2012 will take in several local sites including Johnstown Community Garden, Stryt Las, Wrexham Crematorium, Nant Mill, Bellevue Park, Smithfield Community Garden and Wrexham town centre.

Cllr David Bithell, Lead Member for the Environment and Transport, said: “The biggest part of Wales in Bloom is community involvement. We are asking residents and community groups on the route for their assistance with this.

“Last year we had groups conducting litter picks, gardening competitions, planting up areas and hanging baskets to improve their area. Even if you are not on the route Wrexham Council would like to hear about any community events that you are doing to improve your area.

“We are also looking for a front garden to visit on the route so if you think that your garden is worth a visit from the judges then please contact the Environment Section.”

Wales in Bloom aims to make Wrexham environmentally friendly by eliminating graffiti, dog fouling, fly posting and promoting sustainable planting and floral displays to make Wrexham a more beautiful place to live and visit.

The council said that it is constantly trying to find ways to finance the Wales in Bloom campaign and one way is through its Roundabout Sponsorship Scheme.

The revenue obtained from the sponsorship of roundabouts will contribute to improving the quality of the landscaping and maintenance of roundabouts and helps support Wales in Bloom activities within the Borough.

There are also opportunities for businesses to sponsor planters or purchase hanging baskets. All sponsors will be acknowledged in related Wales in Bloom publicity which is an excellent advertising opportunity for your business as well as improving the environment in Wrexham.

If you are interested in helping with the Wales in Bloom Campaign or in sponsoring a roundabout or planter then please contact Nicola Ellis on 729638 or email at [email protected].

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