Members of Wellington in Bloom are warning that it’s “crucial” for younger members to join them if their work in keeping the town floral and beautiful is to continue.
WiB Chair Isabel Ward said, “We have ageing problems in our group with most of us nearing 80 years or beyond. Most of the work we have done over the last 33 years has been manual. These jobs are no longer possible for those of us who are now employing people to maintain our own gardens!
“We need younger blood, people who are prepared to continue our work by working voluntarily with schools by helping with their allotments and teaching the pupils how to grow vegetables and relate to wildlife, improving front gardens in our streets by encouraging residents not to pave over them and planting beds around the town with bulbs in the autumn so that we have displays in spring rather than weeds.
“These are all very satisfying jobs for those looking for hands-on projects to support our community. It’s much healthier than pushing weights in a gym or sitting in front of a screen.”
Wellington in Bloom is holding its Annual Meeting on Wednesday 22nd February in Bulford Community Centre at 7.30pm. The meeting is regarded as ‘crucial’ if the group is to continue serving the town. Isabel Ward said, “We need the support of all who believe, as we do, that we can make a difference!”