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Wotton's hanging baskets promise to be even better than last year
A record number of hanging baskets are to be hung in Wotton next week promising an even better display of colour and perfume than last year.

A record number of hanging baskets are to be hung in Wotton next week promising an even better display of colour and perfume than last year.

For the sixth year running the Wotton in Bloom team, comprising entirely volunteers, has spent many months behind the scenes campaigning to raise sufficient money to ensure that hanging baskets can be placed around the town and kept fed and watered for the summer months. 

This year a total of 125 hanging baskets, four troughs and nine mangers are due to be put in place on Monday 9 June.

Sue Hunt who chairs the Wotton in Bloom Committee is very hopeful of another successful summer. She said: “I am pleased to report that we have sufficient funds for the baskets to hang in the town at least until the end of September. It isn’t a cheap exercise with the largest single cost, the feeding and watering of the baskets, working out at more than £400 a week.”

She added: “Any more money we can raise will help to keep them up beyond then.  And should the weather mean that they are not worth carrying on with then that money will go towards next year’s activities. 

“We have more businesses than ever buying baskets which means that some of the gaps of previous years will be closed. This is our sixth year and we are nowhere near running out of steam yet!”

The project is a collaboration between the town’s Regeneration Partnership and Chamber of Trade. 

Progress and updates can be followed on the Wotton in Bloom Facebook.

Anyone wishing to join the team or make a donation to the project can contact Sue Hunt by email at suehunt2@btinternet.com or by telephone on 01453 521263 or they can make a direct donation through the One Stop Shop in the Civic Centre or The Market Place in Long Street.



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