Bury in Bloom team spruce up Bury St Edmunds town centre

Spring Clean in Bury Town Centre with Mayor Patrick Chung, Councillors, Council workers and Bury in Bloom ANL-150526-161358009
Spring Clean in Bury Town Centre with Mayor Patrick Chung, Councillors, Council workers and Bury in Bloom ANL-150526-161358009

The town is looking ship shape and first rate thanks to the work of Bury in Bloom which had its paint brushes and mops and buckets to the fore on Tuesday.

The tidy up team, including borough Mayor Cllr Patrick Chung, were making sure that our beautiful market town was in excellent form.

Spring Clean in Bury Town Centre with Mayor Patrick Chung, Councillors, Council workers and Bury in Bloom''Pictured: Mayor Cllr Patrick Chung, Jane Watson (Secretary of Bury in Bloom) and Melanie Lesser (Bury in Bloom) ANL-150526-161448009

Spring Clean in Bury Town Centre with Mayor Patrick Chung, Councillors, Council workers and Bury in Bloom''Pictured: Mayor Cllr Patrick Chung, Jane Watson (Secretary of Bury in Bloom) and Melanie Lesser (Bury in Bloom) ANL-150526-161448009

This is despite the recent spate of graffiti tagging which has been blighting its surroundings.

The Bury Free Press campaign Let’s Be Proud of Bury heralded many community efforts to improve the environment and, along with the ethos of Bury in Bloom, aimed to make Bury proud.

On Tuesday benches were painted, bins cleaned and polished so that the award-winning floral town can look its best this summer ahead of the Anglia in Bloom judging on July 13 and 14.

One of the biggest problems the team encountered was chewing gum randomly stuck on bins and benches in the town despite there being dedicated gum bins around town.

Spring Clean in Bury Town Centre with Mayor Patrick Chung, Councillors, Council workers and Bury in Bloom''Pictured: Cllr Richard Rout and Cllr Robert Everitt painting on of the benches ANL-150526-161535009

Spring Clean in Bury Town Centre with Mayor Patrick Chung, Councillors, Council workers and Bury in Bloom''Pictured: Cllr Richard Rout and Cllr Robert Everitt painting on of the benches ANL-150526-161535009

Cllrs Robert Everett and Richard Rout painted bollards and the bench outside the Corn Exchange while Jane Watson, Melanie Lesser and Lynda Seldis from Bury in Bloom tackled bins and other street furniture. Meanwhile a gum buster machine was used to clean up pavements.

Mrs Lesser said: “Lots of people came up and said thank you. But people are also very upset about the graffiti which is being painted in various places. Most people are very proud of the town.”

Bury in Bloom wants a local company to get in touch if it can help with the removal of the graffiti.