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Britain in Bloom Brush Up

Shaftesbury,SP7 8DT

08 Jul 2014

23:00

Meet at the Tesco recycling site for a general "brush up" of the key locations prior to the judges' visit on 10 July. Complimentary tea and cakes in the Salt Cellar afterwards. A total of 14 members met at the Tesco recycling site and then split into five teams to tackle the key locations likely to be seen by the visiting judges. These included the following: Lower Blandford Road; Royal Chase roundabout - Christy's Lane - Ivy Cross roundabout; Salisbury Street; Coppice Street: Bell Street and The Commons; High Street and town centre; Gold Hill; Barton Hill. By the end of the afternoon, the town looked clean and tidy and the floral displays were a credit to the Sahftesbury in Bloom team. Tired and happy, the group regrouped at the Salt Cellar for tea and cakes. A total of 11 bags were collected and removed promptly by our local DWP tea. .

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