Preparations for this summer’s Oswestry in Bloom competitions are in full swing and this week, both Oswestry Town Mayor, Cllr Olly Rose and Helen Morgan MP showed their support for the team’s hard work.

On Saturday, the 24th of June, they both visited some of the community gardening projects that Oswestry in Bloom has been involved in, including St Oswald’s planters, the children’s sunflower competition, Cae Glas perennial planting and sensory garden.

During the visit, Cllr Rose and Helen Morgan MP also attended the Willow Community Garden’s charity tea fundraiser for the NASS (National Ankylosing Sponyloarthritis Society).  Cllr Rose commented “Young volunteers from Oswestry School have worked really hard to bring this garden back into use and this is a great community space.”

Oswestry Town Mayor and In Bloom Chairperson, Natalie Bainbridge, also presented the winners of the Oswestry in Bloom butterfly competition with their prizes.  The competition began during the ‘Coronation Live’ event in Cae Glas Park and has continued ever since in the town’s library. The winning butterflies were made by Aiden and Phoebe.

This week, the Mayor attended a lively Saturday town market. It has been national learning disability week and MacIntyre Charity attended the market with some games, a chatroom and dancing. MacIntyre provide learning, support and care for more than 1,200 children, young people and adults who have a learning disability and / or autism. Bulgarian dancers also came along prior to their popular Sunday event in Cae Glas Park and brought colour and fun to the market. Cllr Rose commented “It was great fun, although my footwork was definitely not up to scratch!”