Toddlers help plant sunflowers for Britain in Bloom judging

Arlan Jones, three, at the Trinity Pocket Park in Stroud helping to clear the park ahead of the Britain in Bloom judging on Tuesday (7733592)

(l-r) Anna Rae-Jones, Madeleine Cardani and Katherine Hallewell from Stroud Valleys Project (7733606)

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TODDLERS and volunteers are doing their bit to make sure Stroud is looking its best for the Britain in Bloom judges this week.

Volunteers from Stroud Valleys Project worked with children from Bumblebees Playgroup to plant sunflowers in Trinity Pocket Park in Field Road.

They also cleared the area of weeds and brambles before the judging day on Tuesday, July 8.

Stroud Town Council took over the pocket park, next to the Trinity Rooms, in 2009.

Once used as allotments, the park was derelict for many years before volunteers, working with Stroud Valleys Project, converted it into an open space.

“Britain in Bloom isn’t just about beautiful floral displays,” said Amanda Moriarty, mayor of Stroud Town Council.

“It’s about community involvement and everyone working together to improve the environment of our town.

“The SVP volunteers are great supporters of our pockets of green space in Stroud and ensuring they are welcoming both to residents and to the wildlife which use them.

Last year Stroud in Bloom scooped gold for the second year running in the Heart of England regional awards.

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