Gainsborough: Volunteers are busy getting the town ready for a visit from the In Bloom judges in July

Staff at Browns working on Whittons Gardens.
Staff at Browns working on Whittons Gardens.
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Work is underway in Gainsborough to get the town ready for a visit from the In Bloom judges in July.

The process wouldn’t be possible without helpers to the project which include the staff from Browns Department Stores, Sills and Betteridge and Hope Church all tenants within Marshall’s Yard.

The teams are tackling areas in the town centre including Whittons Gardens, Morton Corner and other areas throughout the town.

Volunteers from the businesses will be clearing rubbish, pruning and getting areas ready for planting at the end of May.

They will be joined later by further organisations such as McDonald’s to do a last minute litter pick and spring clean before the judge’s arrival in July.

Store Manager for Browns, Wendy Stephenson, said: “It’s important we all do our bit to make Gainsborough look presentable at all times and this is an ongoing process throughout the year.”

“However we put additional efforts in at this time of year to get areas ready for planting but also to ensure the town looks it’s best for when the judges visit.”

Gainsborough received a silver award last year and is really trying hard to up the score each year.

Chair of the In Bloom group, Jo Biddle, said: “We are a voluntary led group with a great deal of passion for the initiative and what it achieves for Gainsborough.”

“Half of the work couldn’t be carried out if it wasn’t for the brilliant volunteers we have on board giving up their time to help us.”