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Volunteers needed to spruce up gardens

Newbury Town Council is looking for help to spruce up Victoria Park’s floral displays, with the Mayor of Newbury, Cllr David Fenn, leading efforts to plant over 200 new rose plants and over 200 new lavender shrubs.

The existing rose beds were first planted around 15 years ago and needed replacing.

On Saturday 24 February, the Mayor will plant the first rose at 10am, after which the Victoria Park Working Group, together with the team behind Newbury in Bloom and the Friends of Victoria Park will begin planting, with members of the public invited to come along, bring a spade and be part of the day.

Cllr Adrian Edwards, Leader of the Council said, “We are inviting volunteers to the Park from 10am to help with the planting. The design will be marked out, ready for the roses to be planted so we are encouraging anyone to please bring a spade and come and take part in this community event."

He continued, “We would like to thank our sponsors, Tesco’s ‘Bags of Help’, Rivar Sand and Gravel, Volker Highways and Sundog Hire, without whom we would not have been able to complete this project for the Community to enjoy.”

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