On Wednesday 27th May residents of Oswestry came to the town’s ever-popular Cae Glas Park to lend a hand with planting out the annual display of summer flowers.

Working alongside contractors Greenfingers, twelve volunteers planted up floral displays by the Memorial Gates on a beautiful sunny day with temperatures rising to 22 degrees. Due to social distancing requirements the number of helpers had to be limited but this didn’t damage the camaraderie or sense of purpose shared by the group.

Oswestry Town Council’s Operations Manager, Simon Cranmer said:

“We are really grateful to all the residents who came out to Cae Glas today to help with this important annual task. In these testing times a beautiful display of flowers in a much-loved Park is a reminder that there is continuity and a light at the end of the tunnel. I spoke with some volunteers who lived near the park who had small gardens themselves so were really pleased to work in a bigger space and looking forward to returning to see the fruits of their labour flourish over the coming months; another volunteer told me that having spent a lot of time in their own garden during lockdown and got it looking perfect it was a pleasure to work in another place under safe conditions.”

You can check Oswestry Town Council’s social media channels for information about future volunteering opportunities in the park and elsewhere in town.