Gainsborough: In Bloom going for gold

Gainsborough In Bloom and volunteers help to tidy up Morton Terrace in the town G130601-1b
Gainsborough In Bloom and volunteers help to tidy up Morton Terrace in the town G130601-1b

After achieving silver in 2013 Gainsborough In Bloom is aiming to do even better in this year’s competition and go for gold.

And the committee is asking the community to dig in and help the town get to the top spot in the prestigious awards scheme.

The group of unpaid volunteers have been working tirelessly for over five years now to improve the look of the town.

Last year’s efforts saw an important area on North Street transformed in time for the judges visit.

Gainsborough In Bloom secretary Vaughan Hughes said: “It’s these efforts that really make a project like this come together.”

“The In Bloom committee is always in need of funding of course, but more important is pairs of hands to help get the work done.”

“It was encouraging to see local residents and organisations getting involved to make a difference in their area and this is what we’d like to see more of this year – it’s this that really will make the difference between Gainsborough achieving silver again or gold.”

But its not just volunteers that the team are after. They also desperately need gardening tools to help them with their projects.

The committee is appealing to anyone who has old rakes, spades, forks and even wheelbarrows that are not being used to donate them to Gainsborough In Bloom.

Anyone who has tools to donate can call the Marshall’s Yard centre management team on 01427 810706 and arrange for the tools to be collected. Alternatively, they can be dropped off with a member of the Marshall’s Yard security team.

To keep up to date with what Gainsborough In Bloom is up to, or to get involved as a volunteer, visit or find the group on Facebook.