Flo­ral com­mit­tee sets its sights on £5,000 for Spean Bridge up­grade

The Oban Times - - Districts -

GLEN Spean and Great Glen Area marketing group is bid­ding to bag a cash boost of up to £ 5,000 to­wards its Vil­lages in Bloom flo­ral com­mit­tee.

The flo­ral com­mit­tee hopes to se­cure ei­ther £1,000, £2,000 or £ 5,000 worth of fund­ing to trans­form the Old Post Of­fice gar­den into a ‘ beau­ti­ful com­mu­nity space’.

A group spokesper­son said: ‘This money will be used to re­vi­talise a ne­glected gar­den next to the busy Spar shop in Spean Bridge.

‘This gar­den needs a lot of work and some pro­fes­sional equip­ment to get it back to a stan­dard where vol­un­teers can step in and main­tain it.

‘It has the po­ten­tial to be a beau­ti­ful com­mu­nity space where lo­cals and vis­i­tors can sit for a rest, en­joy a takeaway or just bask in those rare sunny Lochaber days.’

The £ 5,000 would in­clude putting in an ar­bour seat, raised flower beds and a se­cure do­na­tion post to help gen­er­ate funds for the com­mit­tee.

The spokesper­son con­tin­ued: ‘There cur­rently is a tiny group of vol­un­teers tak­ing on a huge task of plant­ing flower bar­rels through­out Spean Bridge and Roy Bridge, and main­tain­ing some gar­dens. We would love to take on more if we had the help­ing hands and funds to do it.’

If you would like to get in­volved with the Vil­lages in Bloom Flo­ral Com­mit­tee or give a do­na­tion please call 01397 712684 or email sec­re­tary@high­land-glens. co.uk

To vote for Vil­lages in Bloom, head to Tesco.

Pho­tog­ra­phy. Pho­to­graph: Abright­side

Chris­tine Mac­Don­ald, Sheila MacKin­non and Deneil Snaith at the plot in Spean Bridge.

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