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Help needed to tidy up Welllington
6:00pm Monday 26th August 2013 in Devon
WORK is underway to tidy up Wellington – and you’re being urged to get your hands dirty.
Plans have been outlined to spruce up parts of the town centre by bosses at Wellington in Bloom, but they are calling for extra help.
Improvements could be seen outside the Old Post Office and calls have been made to tidy up Cornhill in recent weeks.
Chairman Isabel Ward said: “We’re working for the community to tidy up the town and make it a nicer place.
Some of us are getting older and we’re looking for some younger people who aren’t afraid to get a little but muddy.
“There’s a lot of sweat andstrainsbut it is rewarding – everybody can do their bit to help.”
The organisation hopes to see the railings outside the Old Post Office and the Co-op bench at Chelston refurbished.
Isabel says the top of Cornhill at the Fore Street end is hampering the picturesque alley’s image and is a priority.
As reported in the County Gazette over the last 12 months, pigeons have been roosting in an empty property and Taunton Deane Council has contacted the owners asking them to secure it.
Traders have bemoaned the amount of pigeon droppings outside their shops and say there has been no point putting up hanging baskets this year.
Isabel added: “Like many local groups, Wellington in Bloom is disappointed it is proving so hard to get maintenance done to the property in Cornhill, despite pressure from the town council and Taunton Deane’s building control manager.
“The problems have been there since 2001 and it is shameful how a scandal like this has been allowed to unravel in the heart of our town.”
To help tidy up Wellington contact Isabel on 01823-667456.
- JUDGING has taken place for Wellington in Bloom’s Neighbourhood Award entries at Nynehead Court, Swains Lane nature reserve, Trinity Orchard in Mantle Street, The Peace Garden at the Quaker Meeting House and the Basins nature reserve.
Results will be announced at the South West in Bloom presentation on September 19.
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