Green fingered residents clean up their street

Residents of Wells Street are making sure their gardens look the best for when Bury in Bloom judges take a tour in July''Pictured: Residents and Julie Rackowe (Campaign manager for Bury in Bloom)
Residents of Wells Street are making sure their gardens look the best for when Bury in Bloom judges take a tour in July''Pictured: Residents and Julie Rackowe (Campaign manager for Bury in Bloom)

GREEN fingered residents have joined together to improve the look of their street.

Residents of Well Street, Bury St Edmunds, got together to form Growing Well, a group dedicated to improving the look of the street.

Growing Well secretary Annie Page said: “Growing Well has been about so much more than growing flowers – we have developed a much stronger sense of community in our street, forged new friendships and have a renewed sense of pride in our neighbourhood.”

The group was aided by Bury in Bloom, which will take the Anglia in Bloom judges to see the street when they visit the town on July 19.

Growing Well members have cleared snow, planted window boxes and cleaned-up neglected gardens.

Bury in Bloom’s campaign manager Julia Rackowe said: “When I saw them yesterday I was blown away with what they had achieved – they have helped to tend the gardens of elderly people and even the children have been helping out and learning about all things green.”

Julia said Well Street would be a real attribute in this year’s competition.