Bulbs to brighten up Keynsham in spring as In Bloom volunteers join parks team

Published on: 05 Dec 2014

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Summer’s bright floral displays might seem long gone with trees all around stripped of their leaves and gardens in hibernation.

Some well-timed bulb-planting in Keynsham, however, has ensured that the town will be putting on a colourful show once again as soon as spring returns next year.

Volunteers from the Keynsham in Bloom community group teamed up with staff from Bath and North East Somerset Council parks department on a rainy November day to dig in the spring bulbs on the grass bank near the Fox and Hounds car park.

The display – made up of purple and white crocuses as chosen by the Keynsham group – will help to get the town looking its best ahead of the summer’s In Bloom competitions.

Keynsham was awarded silver gilt in 2014's South West in Bloom Awards, narrowly missing out on gold, while Keynsham Memorial Park received a special parks gold award.

Keynsham in Bloom chairman Denise James said: “We are planning to transform the town and create more beautiful open spaces for the people who live, work and visit the town.

“In Bloom transforms communities in a number of ways, from fostering communities, building on civic pride, to making the local area greener, safer and cleaner environment for people who live, work and visit the area. 

“It can create beautiful spaces, improve the wider environment and most importantly be fun to take part in. We would love to hear from anyone who would like to get involved with our initiative.”

Councillor David Dixon, (Lib Dem, Oldfield), the council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “We are grateful for the assistance from the Keynsham in Bloom and are sure that next year’s spring bulb displays will bring pleasure to everyone who admires them.”

To find out more about Keynsham in Bloom and how to get involved in 2015, visit http://e-voice.org.uk/keynsham inbloom/.

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