A flowering success for Gillingham Town Council

The Mayor, Cllr Mrs Belinda Ridout, joined volunteers on Saturday, 14th October, to plant over 1,000 daffodil bulbs on the open spaces off Gyllas Way in Gillingham. The bulbs were purchased using donations from local residents. 

Cllr Mrs Ridout informed reporters that “local residents and those that regularly travel through Gillingham have commented to the Town Council on how much the flower beds and planting schemes are appreciated”. 

Last month a local resident paid for three hydrangea plants to be planted along Le Neubourg Way opposite Cemetery Road and more recently The Town Council has supported The Rotary Club’s 30 year commitment to eradicating polio across the world by planting a large number of crocus bulbs. To find out more information fo to www.endpolionow or www.gillinghamrotary.co.uk

At the South West in Bloom Award Ceremony held in Torquay earlier in October the Town Council picked up an award for the summer bedding scheme at Station Road to celebrate 40 years of Gillingham Town Twinning with Le Neubourg in France. The flower bed in the High Street to celebrate the Lion’s Club 100th anniversary also won an award.

Cllr Mrs Ridout said “the South West in Bloom judges were so impressed with the standard of planting that they would like Gillingham Town Council to enter again next year”

Next year’s summer bedding schemes are still being decided upon. However, much more support is needed from local businesses to help sponsor the flower planters in the town. If your business would be interested in sponsoring a flower bed, please contact: Gillingham Town Council, tel: 01747 8223588 or email@ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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