Silver award for Rainford in Bloom

Award-winning Rainford in Bloom's volunteeers
Award-winning Rainford in Bloom's volunteeers

The village of Rainford has won a Silver Medal Award at the North West in Bloom awards. This was an even greater achievement as it was the first time that Rainford had entered the competition.

As part of the project the Rainford in Bloom committee acquired 19 planters which have been placed throughout the Civic Parish of Rainford. Every single one of these has been sponsored by a local resident or business and all of them are being watered by people who live or work near them; a real testament to the strength of the local community and the degree to which people in Rainford are backing the bloom.

The Bloom committee also organised a community litter pick which was supported by the local Cubs and Scouts and Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Association. Moving forward with the project, volunteers are now finishing off the planting of bulbs at around a dozen sites throughout the community.

Rob Reynolds, Chairman of Rainford Parish Council and a member of the Bloom committee said: “This award is a fantastic achievement and I think that every single person who has planted bulbs, picked litter, watered or sponsored a planter or worked on the committee has every right to take huge pride in it. We’ve got even bigger plans for the future and next time we are definitely going for gold.”