Helping today was: Pauline Morris, Rose Tapper, Sharon Gregory Wareing, Nicky Plaistow, Dougie Kerr, David Flaxington, Councillor David Barton.

Today volunteers weeded all the beds from Sainsbury’s right up to the Natwest Bank.

Pauline Morris said:

“Next week Southport will be paid a visit by the North West In Bloom Judges. We have all been working so hard to make our town look floral and have achieved far more than I thought possible”.

Not only do we look after the gardens in front of Sainsbury’s but we look after the gardens in front of Farmfoods up to the old Genting Casino.

We tend to all 82 urns and the wooden planters on the shops side of Lord Street and plant up the Welcome to Southport planter on the Preston New Road and the large planter on the Promenade adjacent to the Old Spinal Injuries hospital.

“We wouldn’t be able to do all of this without the support of local business’s.  A huge thanks has to go to Sooty’s plants without their generosity Southport would be in a mess!”

“Thanks also goes to the Southport Hoteliers, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Dobbies, Southport Flower Show, Meols Rotary Club, the Southport BID Company who have all supported us this year with donations of tools, money, flowers and Public Liability Insurance”.

“I can’t forget to thank those local business’s who have offered to do some watering in the gardens directly in Front of their premises Barton Park Luxury Nursing Home, Brighouses, Cook and Talbot and Brown Turner Ross solicitors. Every business plays an important role and they all deserve our thanks”


Nicky Plaistow added:

“If residents have any unwanted bulbs or even gardening equipment that could be used by Southport in Bloom they can drop items off at Sainsbury’s Lord Street”.


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