Tamworth Co-op boosts village’s flower power

Tamworth Co-operative Society is helping a flourishing group of village volunteers to plant the seeds of success.
Rosliston in Bloom has received £755 from the Society’s Community Dividend Fund to pay for this year’s spectacular floral display which will also include vegetables.

The cheque was presented to group secretary Caroline Alston by Victoria Freeman, manager of the village’s Tamworth Co-op convenience store.

“We are delighted to support Rosliston in Bloom, particularly as the theme of this year’s display is Edible Britain,” said Mrs Freeman.

Rosliston Stretton“The Tamworth Co-op actively supports British farmers by supplying home grown food and so the 2013 theme certainly wins our approval. We would like to thank all our customers in Rosliston who so generously donated their dividends to this cause. I’m sure the display will be enjoyed by everybody in the village.”

Caroline Alston said the money was greatly appreciated by the volunteers, especially with bad weather delaying this year’s growing season.

“We would like thank the Tamworth Co-op and local shoppers for supporting us through this excellent community scheme,” she said.

“Rosliston in Bloom is important to all the community as it helps to promote the village and boost tourism. We will be trying our very best to put on an impressive display. This year will be quite different as we intend to mix vegetables with flowers. After the judging has finished we will be inviting people to come along and help themselves.”