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Making an entrance with Forfar in Flower

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The Forfar in Flower group has revealed plans to brighten up areas in the town as they put the finishing touches to one of their projects.

Volunteers, local businesses, council departments and other groups all chipped in to transform two flower beds at the entrance to Forfar Loch Country Park, which had become completely overgrown.

On Friday the group received a cheque for £250 from Forfar Rotary Club to help with the work.

Members thanked the Rotary Club for the donation which has enabled the group to buy apple trees and will go towards more planting in the spring.

Thanks also go to Stonepack Ltd for gravel for the pathway and Tayside Contracts for donating the granite edging blocks. B&M Stores helped with the cost of the fencing and Angus Council removed the tree stumps, compacted the gravel and supplied the soil and a seat.

Lynne Devine, President of Forfar in Flower, praised the hard work done by teams on Community Payback orders.

She said: “These young men worked in freezing conditions to get the job done. They did the heavy work which would have been difficult for the rest of us and enabled us to finish much sooner than expected.”

Eleanor Gledhill, secretary of Forfar in Flower, said: “It’s amazing what we can do if everyone helps a little. We have some exciting projects planned for the spring. We’ll be planting wild flower beds at the Kirrie/Brechin Road junction just up from the Zoar. The roundabout in Lowson Avenue will be getting a makeover, as is the little bit of ground beside the chip shop in the Dundee Road. Our group is always on the lookout for new members who want to join in to make Forfar a little better.”

Forfar in Flower is starting a sponsorship programme where local businesses can make a donation. If you would like to be a sponsor or a volunteer email forfarinflower@gmail.com

 

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