Bury St Edmunds’ future as a floral town has been secured after its In Bloom group landed a major sponsorship deal from brewery giant Greene King .
The company, in Westgate Street, has become the overall sponsor of Bury in Bloom for three years - allowing the organisation to build on its 28 year history of developing a greener town.
Melanie Lesser, co-ordinator of the Bury Society’s Bury in Bloom, said: “It means we can go forward with planning more community projects and take on new ideas.
“We’re delighted that Greene King will be our major sponsor for the next three years and look forward to working with them to promote our lovely town and encourage even more community involvement.”
Future projects include planting on the Mount Road roundabout and working with residential homes to create a ‘senior green fingers’ scheme.
Steve Jebson, commercial director for Greene King, added: “Our roots are firmly placed in Bury St Edmunds - oUr heritage dates back more than 200 years.
“Our local community is important to us so we are proud to support Bury in Bloom helping to make our home town an even more beautiful place.”
The sponsorship will take the In Bloom group into its 30th anniversary.
The deal was announced just ahead of a visit by Anglia in Bloom judges to Bury on Thursday July 17.
If successful, the town could be put forward for Britain in Bloom.