Stand by your beds to help keep King’s Lynn and West Norfolk blooming lovely

King's Lynn Soroptimists have been taking up their trowels to make the town a nicer place.

The 26-strong club took charge of a flower bed in Tower Gardens, under West Norfolk council's Adopt-a-Bed scheme. Members take turns to weed, dead-head blooms and generally maintain the bed.

Sue Renwick, chairman of the programme action committee, said: 'Keeping the area looking nice is not terribly time-consuming or arduous.

'Once we have finished we stand back and admire our handiwork, feeling proud that a little effort will help to bring a smile to many locals and visitors who pass by.'

Council cabinet member Elizabeth Nockolds said: 'Our In Bloom campaign is all about people working together to make improvements to the area in which they live. The Soroptimists are a great example of what can be achieved .'

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Currently 12 beds around the town are tended by Adopt-a-Bed volunteers.

Anyone interested in joining the scheme can contact the borough council's open space team on 01553 782076.

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No experience ins necessary and plants and advice are supplied. The council takes responsibility for watering.

Those taking part make a commitment to ensure that their chosen bed is weed and litter-free for at least one year. A plaque, naming the person or group who looks after the bed, is provided by the council.

For more information about the In Bloom campaign, follow the link above for its website.

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