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Storrington in Bloom ‘Cleans for the Queen’

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On Sunday 10th April twenty five Storrington in Bloom volunteers spent two hours weeding, cleaning and tidying the streets and car parks of Storrington as part of the “Clean for the Queen” campaign.

Thirty five rubbish sacks were filled with litter and weeds. Luckily the weather was kind and everyone had a great time. Coffee and cake was served at 12.00 to thank everyone for their heroic efforts.

There will be another clean up day at the beginning of July to prepare the village for the visit of the South and South-East In Bloom judges. The date will be published on the website and as always everyone is welcome.

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Clean for the Queen

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Many hands make light work – Clean for the Queen (and your village)

Sunday April 10th 10.00-12.00

Come and join Storrington in Bloom volunteers for a couple of hours of litter picking, weeding and general tidying. Meet at Place Villerest (opposite HSBC bank) at 10am. Bags and gloves will be supplied but please bring any tools you think might be useful (broom, fork rake etc).

Cake and drinks will be served at 12.00.  All ages welcome!

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Vandalism in the High Street

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Local residents, out to buy their papers on Sunday morning 4th October, were shocked to see the damage done to the newly planted troughs in Storrington High Street and West Street.

On the previous weekend Storrington Greenfingers, a voluntary organisation, had removed the summer plants and replaced them with a display for the winter season. At around 4am Sunday morning local residents were woken by noise and saw two young men destroying the newly planted troughs. They pulled out plants and threw them in the road. They also were seen kicking and damaging the two bollards at the bottom of Old Mill Drive and damaging the display in Place Villerest around the village sign. A large planter outside a private property in West Street was also broken.

It seems a shame when volunteers from Storrington in Bloom and Greenfingers work so hard to improve the village environment that a few anti-social louts behave in this way. Kind passers-by had picked up plants left in the road and laid them by the planters in the hope that they could be saved, unfortunately this won’t be possible because the roots are destroyed.

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And a BIG thanks to all our volunteers and local businesses without whom none of this would be possible.