Kingsbridge In Bloom team are back doing what they do best

The Kingsbridge in Bloom team have, like the rest of us, been stuck in limbo during the coronavirus pandemic, but are back to doing what they do best. 

Kingsbridge In Bloom volunteers 

The KIB team are feeling a "huge sense of relief" to be able to get out and about again to "keep Kingsbridge looking good". Graham Price, KIB chair, said: "Many of our perennials that require minimum maintenance have really helped us regain some of the time lost during the lockdown."

Graham continued: "We continue to stay positive and are a strong team, but unfortunately not everyone appreciates our efforts as there has been a significant increase in bottles, cans and other litter thrown in our beds which is disappointing. 

unfortunately not everyone appreciates our efforts as there has been a significant increase in bottles, cans and other litter 

"Additionally, there has been a significant increase in anti-social behaviour recently with dedicated trees snapped and street furniture damaged. We are looking for the public to help and the police advise that if anyone sees the perpetrators to ring the police on 101 at the time and not days later."

An example of the beautiful flower beds KIB produce 

With the support of the Mens Shed, KIB has recently created new insect friendly bug boxes, which are situated in the Recreation Ground and these are in the process of being filled by the Brownies - with a little help from Graham and his team.

Graham added: "Sadly, some of our town shops remain closed following lockdown but we stay positive and confident that Kingsbridge will continue to prosper into the future. Empty shops are never good to see but thanks to the generosity of the owner, we have been able to secure a wonderful shop window space for a display of our national and regional achievements over the last 12 months."

we have been able to secure a wonderful shop window space for a display of our national and regional achievements over the last 12 months

You can find out more about KIB and the work they do making the town look so beautiful on their website: www.kingsbridgeinbloom.co.uk

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