Blooming support for colourful display

Andrea Maude, second from left, presents her �100 cheque to Boston in Bloom committee members, from left, Paul Collingwood, Alison Fairman and Cllr Claire Rylott, borough council portfolio holder for grounds and open spaces.
Andrea Maude, second from left, presents her �100 cheque to Boston in Bloom committee members, from left, Paul Collingwood, Alison Fairman and Cllr Claire Rylott, borough council portfolio holder for grounds and open spaces.

People passionate about Boston have been clubbing together to help enhance the town.

Andrea Maude, owner of Maudes the Jewellers, just off the Market Place, has put £100 sponsorship towards a Boston in Bloom planting scheme for Wide Bargate. She joins Aston Robinson, of Wormgate’s Pelo and Eden hairdressers and beauty salon, who has also donated £100 to Boston in Bloom for planting in the grounds of The Stump.

Andrea has been in business in the town for 40 years and has plans for hanging baskets to brighten the busy walk along Petticoat Lane by her premises – the connecting path between the Market Place and Pescod Square.

She said: “Boston is a lovely place. It has some lovely architecture and a really good range of shops. We should all do all we can to give people more reason to want to visit the town.”

This year the Boston in Bloom committee and its small army of volunteer helpers will be working hard to help the town retain the gold Britain in Bloom award it won last year.

Former borough councillor Ernie Napier has also been sharing his passion for the town by giving up his time to hand out thousands of Visit Boston leaflets to visitors arriving in the town by bus and coach on market day.