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Well-deserved boost for Forfar in Flower

20140808- Forfar Roof Truss cheque. 
Rhoda Keith and Eleanor Gledhill from the Forfar In Flower group picked up this month's cheque from Forfar Roof Truss Company boss Alan Hampton. 

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20140808- Forfar Roof Truss cheque. Rhoda Keith and Eleanor Gledhill from the Forfar In Flower group picked up this month's cheque from Forfar Roof Truss Company boss Alan Hampton. Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES No use without payment.

The latest recipient of the £250 Forfar Roof Truss sponsorship cheque, run in conjunction with the Dispatch and Herald, is Forfar in Flower.

The group, set up last spring, has worked tirelessly to improve areas of the town which had become run down and overgrown.

In their application, Eleanor Gledhill, group secretary, explained the group was set up in the wake of budget cuts at Angus Council.

She said: “As the council no longer has a budget for floral displays in the town, we started the group to do what we could to make the town attractive.

“In our first year we managed to fill the planters and hanging baskets in the town centre.

“Local shopkeepers helped us to maintain over 60 small baskets on drainpipes throughout the town.

“In the autumn we cleared the overgrown area at the entrance to the leisure centre and created an attractive garden.

“We also planted over 2,700 daffodils along Queenswell Road.

“This year, a great deal of work has been carried out on two sides of the West Port. Further planters and an area for chess are planned.

“Railings have been painted and planters put up at Springfield and the GPO.

“As well as help from shopkeepers, we have involved the local primary schools to help grow plants and the young men doing Community Payback have also helped with the heavier work.”

The group has also dug deep to carry out a number of projects this year.

It has established two wild flower meadows as well as maintaining the floral display in the town centre.

Eleanor continued: “We have purchased and planted up a large planter beside the Forfar sign on the Glamis Road.

“Two new planters have been obtained for the Cross.

“Further daffodil planting and tidying up other areas within the town will be on-going projects.

“As we have no source of income, we are asking local companies to sponsor our group.”

The Forfar Roof Truss Company offers a £250 monthly donation to a worthy cause in the Forfar and Kirriemuir area.

If you feel you or your organisation could benefit from the donation, please apply in writing to ‘Forfar Roof Truss Company Sponsorship Project’, c/o Angus County Press Limited, 117 to 119 Castle Street, Forfar, DD8 3AH.

Accompanying your application should be details (no more than 300 words), providing relevant background information on you or the organisation you represent and how the £250 could be used. Please also include a contact telephone number.

The judging panel comprises members of the Angus County Press editorial staff and each month the decision will be final. Repeat applications accepted.

 

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