Newbridge will be alive this summer with riot of colourful blooms as Newbridge Tidy Towns Association has just launched their Newbridge in Bloom project for 2014.
Newbridge in Bloom has grown from an initial six planters positioned at the Town Hall ten years ago to a display this year of 190 planters in various locations from St. Conleth’s Church to St. Patrick’s Church.
“The Newbridge in Bloom project is being supported by the Town Council, Bord na Móna, and Newbridge Credit Union [now PTSB]. It creates an instant visual impact as we have positioned pre-filled planters and railing baskets in carefully selected locations throughout the town,” Tidy Towns spokesman Déaglán de Paor stated.
“Jer Delaney has done a fantastic job selecting a new colour scheme this year, and had the planters ready for placing out over a number of evenings last week.”
The aim of Newbridge in Bloom is to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere in the main commercial centre of the town, for the townspeople and visitor alike and to attract visitors to Newbridge who will in turn support the various businesses in the town. “We feel that the town needs a boost and the Tidy Towns Association are making a positive contribution to the appearance of Newbridge,” he added.
As usual there will be a requirement to maintain and deadhead the flowers during the summer, and the Tidy Towns Association are delighted to have the assistance of a number of KARE volunteers who will be “dead heading” the blooms again this year.
“Help with Tidy Towns projects is always appreciated and if anybody has an hour or so to spare during the summer please contact the Tidy Towns at 086 8393293 or email firstname.lastname@example.org,” he concluded.