Council seeks 'gardening buddies' to spruce up town

Liston Court will be given a once over under the scheme

Liston Court will be given a once over under the scheme

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VOLUNTEERS are being sought for a new scheme - dubbed "gardening buddies" - to brighten up Marlow for the summer.

Marlow Town Council is looking for recruits to help plant flowers and spruce up public areas, including Liston Court.

The idea is part of the council’s ten-point ‘vision’ plan for making Marlow a more attractive, vibrant place to live, work and play.

Town clerk Annie Jones announced the plans to assemble the green-fingered team to bring some extra colour to the town centre.

The town council have also secured sponsorship for flower bed planting in town, which will allow areas including near Tierney Court to be kept bright and colourful all year.

Flower beds in the High Street, Market Square, Spittal Street and the junction with Dean Street are all provided by the Chamber of Commerce, which obtains sponsorship for the maintenance of these from businesses and organisations.

Last year Marlow won a silver certificate in the the 'Thames and Chilterns in Bloom' regional contest for its attractive displays.

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2:50pm Mon 5 May 14

Bartholomew HuckleBerry says...

The council already gets the tax from us in shape of expenses for "town and green spaces" so on top of that, they want free labour as well ! The charges for town and green spaces is specifically designed to be spent on such things, so why do the council not use this money for its designed purpose ? It must be because they are lining their won pocket with it, spending on recruiting their cronies and consultants and wasting it away on their own selfish and horrible causes.
The council already gets the tax from us in shape of expenses for "town and green spaces" so on top of that, they want free labour as well ! The charges for town and green spaces is specifically designed to be spent on such things, so why do the council not use this money for its designed purpose ? It must be because they are lining their won pocket with it, spending on recruiting their cronies and consultants and wasting it away on their own selfish and horrible causes. Bartholomew HuckleBerry
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4:07pm Tue 6 May 14

Lividov says...

could well be - there are also voluntary litter patrols now when we had a few street cleaners before with their jobs all outsourced to disgraced firm Serco. now gardeners. We'll be painting the lamp posts soon. any voluntary civil engineers please to look after the bridge. oh and a corps of solicitors to look over the contracts ...
could well be - there are also voluntary litter patrols now when we had a few street cleaners before with their jobs all outsourced to disgraced firm Serco. now gardeners. We'll be painting the lamp posts soon. any voluntary civil engineers please to look after the bridge. oh and a corps of solicitors to look over the contracts ... Lividov
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