Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Boys plant up bed for bloom anniversary

A GOLDEN flowerbed has been planted in Henley to mark 50 years of Britain in Bloom.

Gillotts School pupils Steven Corrigan, Declan Edwards and Matthew Laye, all 15, helped Henley in Bloom chairwoman Kellie Hinton weed the overgrown bed outside King’s Arms Barn before planting marigolds.

The plants were all grown by residents and donated to Henley in Bloom. A stone platform will be turned into a bench with a plaque commemorating the anniversary.

Councillor Hinton said: “The bed was full of weeds and you couldn’t even see the soil. The boys completely transformed it. They worked really hard.

“We hope everyone who uses King’s Arms Barn will enjoy the flowerbed as well as people who are just walking through on their way into town.” The boys were treated to sandwiches and drinks by fellow town councillor Lorraine Hillier, who runs the Hot Gossip coffee shop in Friday Street.

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