Flower Power to go red, orange and yellow

AN AWARD winning group of green-fingered enthusiasts is going for gold. Weston's Flower Power group, a joint initiative between the town council and Weston Tourism and supported by the Weston & Somerset Mercury, to create colourful displays across town, w

AN AWARD winning group of green-fingered enthusiasts is going for gold.Weston's Flower Power group, a joint initiative between the town council and Weston Tourism and supported by the Weston & Somerset Mercury, to create colourful displays across town, won the Sargent Trophy for outstanding effort and dedication in creating Weston's competition entries at this year's South West In Bloom awards.But group chairman Richard Knowles says the group's plans for 2007 are even bigger and better than before.Mr Knowles said: "We are aiming for gold at next year's competitions. We have lots of great plans for next year to brighten the town up for residents and visitors."Among the Flower Power group's plans for 2007 is a project to put a new boat, similar to the one in Weston's Alexandra Parade, on the Ebdon Road roundabout in Worle and to plant more flowers to brighten up the back of the floral clock in Alexandra Parade.The group will also put up containers around the fountain on Weston's Beach Lawns with floral displays in them, hanging baskets at Weston's police station, more roses in flowerbeds at the bottom of Coronation Road in Worle and 30 hanging baskets around Worle High Street and Milton Road.Weston's mayor Paula Howell is also in the early stages of a project to put metal flowers on the internal roundabout at Weston General Hospital. While North Somerset Council's parks department wants to improve floral displays at Prince Consort Gardens in Weston and Avon Fire Authority wants to put hanging baskets at Weston's fire station off Milton Road.All the Flower Power group's displays will be in shades of red, orange and yellow next year.


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