Louth going for Gold with a town tidy

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Pick up a brush and paint the town red, or at least a bright, welcoming colour!

Volunteers are needed by the Louth in Bloom group to come forward to help repaint bollards and benches in the town centre during a town tidy on Sunday May 12.

The Louth in Bloom group, together with Louth Town Council and Town Partnership, plan to give the town centre a facelift by arranging more town centre planting in the summer.

The group wants to start things off with a town tidy to really give the town a lift.

The town tidy will take place in the Cornmarket between 10am and 3pm.

People taking part are asked to supply their own paint brushes and painting overalls.

Chris Brook, Chair of Louth in Bloom, said he hoped people show community spirit and take part.

“We hope this initiative will really brighten up the town centre and we are keen to encourage as many people as possible to dig out their paintbrushes and come along for as little or as much time as they can during the day.

“We are hoping that our efforts will increase our chances of going for Gold in this year’s East Midlands in Bloom competition as well as making the town more attractive for residents and visitors.”

Anyone wishing to take part can contact Chris Brook on 01507 603095 by Monday May 6.

East Midlands in Bloom is an annual competition organised by the EMIB Regional Committee, one of the 18 regions which make up Britain in Bloom, organised by the Royal Horticultural Society.

The aim of the competition is to encourage the improvement of surroundings through the imaginative use of trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping. It also aims to achieve a litter free and sustainable environment.

Your Leader wants to hear from readers about which parts of the town could do with a tidy up or a Spring clean.

Is there an area that is perhaps letting the town down or could do with a lift?

Please email charles.ladbrook@jpress.co.uk.