Bungay in Bloom team decorate town in a riot of colour

The Bungay in Bloom team have decorated the town with a riot of colour theme. Picture: Didy Ward.

The Bungay in Bloom team have decorated the town with a riot of colour theme. Picture: Didy Ward. - Credit: Archant

A riot of colour has been splashed all over Bungay as the town prepares for a summer of fun.

Town reeve Mary Sprake and Bungay in Bloom chairman Simon Thompson with one of the baskets. Picture:

Town reeve Mary Sprake and Bungay in Bloom chairman Simon Thompson with one of the baskets. Picture: Didy Ward. - Credit: Archant

The Bungay In Bloom team have been out in force putting up bunting and filling the tubs and planters. And the group has pulled out all the stops this year for the town's hanging baskets.

Simon Thompson, chairman of Bungay in Bloom, said: 'There has been so much going on behind the scenes this year to produce such a splendid hanging basket display. We wanted bigger baskets that didn't need watering so often, and that meant replacing a lot of the brackets with stronger ones. Of course that meant more fundraising but Bungay has backed us all the way.'

A number of organisations have supported Bungay in Bloom's fundraising this year. These include: David Ritchie, Bungay's representative on Suffolk County Council, Bungay Town Council and the Town Trust, as well as the Country Market tea ladies, Sprake and Kingsley and the town reeve Mary Sprake who organised a coffee morning which raised £350.

The team also thanked Roger Betts for putting up the new brackets for the baskets.


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Group secretary Didy Ward said: 'We would also like to thank Lisa Doubleday of Tops Hairdressers, who ran the tombola at the Garden Street Market, raising £250. It is the enthusiasm of Lisa and the team of volunteers that keeps Bungay blooming.'

And Mr Thompson said the decorations don't stop there.

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'We have plans to replace the old plastic tubs at Wharton Street and in Dinky's Garden with more attractive ones, more in keeping with Bungay's heritage look,' he said. 'And there is a row of lampposts along St Mary's Street that would look fabulous with baskets around them.'

Everyone is invited to help brighten the town, and most of the shops in Bungay now have collection tins for donations from members of the public.

Businesses are also being invited to join in a shop window competition, when throughout July participating shops are encouraged to have a riot of colour in their windows.

For more information contact Didy Ward at Moth Crafts on 01986 893429.

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