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Plea for volunteers to help ‘brighten up Beverley’

A series of Brighter Beverley Tidy Days are being organised by the town council as part of its preparations for the finals of this year’s Britain in Bloom campaign. Beverley will be judged, alongside eight other towns for the honour of being the best town in Britain in a competition organised by the Royal Horticultural Society.

The tidy days are the idea of Deputy Mayor Duncan Jack, who told Beverley FM: “It will be great if the community comes together to brighten up the whole town.”

He continued: “Please email or ring into the Town Council office to let us know what you can do to help us.  We will set up a database of volunteers to help with all aspects of work, so there is something for everyone. Our first Brighter Beverley tidy day takes place on Tuesday June 12th, from 10am to 12 noon, meeting in Railway Square.  The second date is Tuesday June 26th with the same time and meeting place.  

Town Clerk, Helen Watson told us: “It is a great honour for Beverley to be selected to represent Yorkshire in the national finals of Britain in Bloom, but we need more help from our community. 

“We are appealing for residents to get involved with litter picking, planting, staining seats, painting railings, painting World War 1-inspired murals, weeding and we are especially appealing for some joiners and painters to help us save the model Syntan barge on the Beckside.  

“We are also making decorative poppies as part of the World War 1 commemoration theme from recycled plastic bottles and also knitted poppies. We plan to have these poppies displayed in the Hengate Memorial Gardens, they are simple to make and look effective.”  To help email clerk@beverley.gov.uk or call 974096.