It's a blooming lovely way to brighten town

Fleetwood folk may have noticed some blooming lovely flowers which have brightened up parts of the town centre and waterfront.

Wednesday, 17th August 2016, 12:26 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:23 pm
Members of Fleetwood and Cleveleys Lions with Fleetwood Town Council's community development officer, Dawn Spooner, and floral displays in the town.

The three-tier planters, packed with vivid floral displays, have been made possible thanks to Fleetwood and Cleveleys Lions.

They made a £200 contribution to the working group which Fleetwood Town Council have set up to work on the town’s North West in Bloom entry.

And it has paid for three planters - two at Ash Street and another one by the knott End to Fleetwood ferry terminus. The flowers - colourful salvias, petunias and begonias in red, blue and white - were planted just in time for the North West in Bloom judges to see them. When the judging of all the region’s floral displays is finally completed, it is hoped that the town of Fleetwood may even exceed the impressive silver award gained in the competition last year.

Stuart Gratrix, of Fleetwood and Cleveleys Lions, said: “Our group has set up an environmental programme and we were looking for a scheme in the town which we could support. It seemed a brilliant idea to help with the Fleetwood in Bloom entry. We worked with Dawn Spooner, from Fleetwood Town council, who helped acquire the planters for us. We’ve made a commitment to water and maintain them.

“They look lovely and we were only too happy to help. The planters really brighten up those parts of the town.”

Dawn Spooner, Fleetwood Town Council’s community development officer, said: “The support of the Lions is very much appreciated. Any help we can get with the North West in Bloom entry is appreciated and this has made a real difference.”