MGC meets PIPP!

By Becky Brooks in Community News

People passing through the village of Paulton cannot fail to notice the amazing floral displays everywhere, from the 85 hanging baskets and colourful planters to the vegetable plot, in, of all places, the shopping precinct! Just a few examples of the work done by a tireless team of eight people who make up the Pride in Paulton Partnership.

The team formed a few years ago, with the aim of stirring up community spirit to ‘enhance the village for the good of the village’. As well as the floral displays, the team are responsible for enhancing the village with Christmas trees. They don’t just do gardening, but among other things, have painted a number of finger posts around the village and are active litter pickers.

School children and other community groups get involved with various projects around the village and extra volunteers are drafted in periodically.

In addition to doing their own fund-raising, PIPP is supported by the parish council and local businesses.Paulton is once again entering the South West in Bloom competition and judging takes place this month.

This presentation was very well received by Members of Mendip Gardening Club, who were astonished to learn of the achievements of this small but dedicated team and wish them continued success!

The next meeting of Mendip Gardening Club will be held on Wednesday, 19th July, at Ston Easton Village Hall, starting at 7.30 p.m. Our speaker, Dinah Lindon-Critchly will be telling us all about Prairie Plants and she will be bringing plants for sale. A warm welcome awaits members and non-members alike.

Gillian Hipwood