Cash boost for Golden in Bloom villagers

Scholes should be looking blooming marvellous for this year’s Yorkshire in Bloom competition, thanks to £1,100 worth of funding from local councillors.

As former winners of a Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award, the volunteers who make up the Scholes in Bloom are well aware of the high standard required when competing with green fingered folk from across Yorkshire. The funding from local councillors in the Harewood ward will be used to replace a bench and some planters before this year’s Yorkshire in Bloom competition is judged.

Coun Matthew Robinson said: “I am pleased to be able to help Scholes in Bloom to replace the bench and planters. Since it was established in 2003, the group has used its horticultural expertise for the benefit of the entire village.”

Fellow Coun Ann Castle said: “I would like to wish the keen gardeners who make up the Scholes in Bloom group the best of luck in 2014’s Yorkshire in Bloom competition, and I am pleased our funding will be used to improve the village and bring pleasure to local people.”

Councillors’ MICE (Members’ Improvements in the Community and Environment) is to help community projects.