Flower Power goes for gold

WESTON'S Flower Power team has its eyes on the gold medal this summer as preparations for the South West in Bloom competition hot up. Donkeys and boats, familiar sights on the seafront, will also be used to spruce up streets and roundabouts as part of a

WESTON'S Flower Power team has its eyes on the gold medal this summer as preparations for the South West in Bloom competition hot up. Donkeys and boats, familiar sights on the seafront, will also be used to spruce up streets and roundabouts as part of a host of floral feats before judging begins later this summer.Last year, Flower Power claimed a silver medal in the annual floral competition, and the Sergeant Cup for work achieved with communities and neighbourhoods.Flower Power is an initiative set up by Weston Tourism and Weston Town Council, supported by the Weston & Somerset Mercury. Chairman Richard Knowles said: "We are looking to up the ante this year to get the highest honour."A metal donkey, costing £5,000, will be placed on Dawson's Island, at the junction of Worle High Street and Locking Road. The working party has already bought a boat to be placed on the Ebdon Road roundabout, which will be filled with flowers. Plans also include a floral seat outside Lloyd's Bank in the High Street in Worle and hanging baskets will give the Weston police station, in Walliscote Road, a face-lift. Local businesses will be asked to sponsor floral arrangements.


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