For the first time ever, Whitworth is entering the North West in Bloom competition. There are many areas that are constantly well-maintained by local residents or community groups, such as the planters along Market Street and the Memorial Gardens but, to encourage civic pride and engender an interest in all aspects of the environment, teams of volunteers, have been busy planting flowers and generally tidying up certain corners of the town. These volunteers have ranged from the Girl Guides and Scouts to retired residents with one thing in common : to help establish a long-term plan to improve the local area, not just for the residents but also for visitors and those passing through.
To help kick-start the campaign, the Town Council has organised a local competition for residents to show off their gardens or green spaces with a special emphasis on innovative designs, awareness of the environment and general sustainability, and entries have been quite stunning.
So now the seeds have been planted, this is just the start of what will be something to flourish year on year. Watch this space – literally!
If you want to get involved please visit the facebook page or contact Melanie at Whitworth Town Council on 01706 852018 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can even donate to the fundraising page to contribute towards floral displays in the town.