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Oakham in Bloom needs new gardening volunteers

Bringing colour into people’s lives is a team effort but more help is needed to brighten a town’s street scene.

The Oakham in Bloom committee needs new volunteers to keep the town looking bright and beautiful.

The community group is responsible for floral displays across Oakham including the peacock at Oakham Library, the boat bed on Stamford Road and the roundabouts on Burley Park Way.

The Oakham in Bloom peacock
The Oakham in Bloom peacock

The group also manages the town’s entry to the East Midlands in Bloom competition, but Oakham won’t be competing this year due to the shortage of volunteers.

Anyone who could spare time to help with planting, weeding or watering is urged to get in touch.

A spokesman said: “We urgently need help to keep our community vibrant and beautiful. Our projects are at risk and we cannot continue without the support of volunteers.

“Supporting Oakham in Bloom will increase the town's chances of entering and excelling in competitions like East Midlands in Bloom. Even just one hour can make a huge difference.”

The group also needs new committee members who are required to attend a two-hour meeting each month. Anyone interested should email chairatoib@gmail.com or visit www.oakhaminbloom.org for more details.

People can also visit the website for details of the group’s garden planter competition. The theme for under 14s is the seaside and for those 14 plus is a summer’s day.

To enter email chairatoib@gmail.com by Sunday, June 30 with your full name, address, email address, phone number and which category you would like to enter. Judging will take place by appointment in July with prizes awarded for each category.

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