Bishop Auckland and Condon in Bloom latest litter pick on Bracks Farm attracted residents young and old who joined in the easter fun and community clean up. Bishop the Boar, the towns popular mascot put in a special appearance which attracted a lot of young children who were keen to take part in the pick with the parents and grandparents and have their photo taken with the Boar.

Joy Allen, Chair of Bishop Auckland and Condon in Bloom said “the bloom initiative not only about decorative flower displays, its about the community coming together and making a difference. We have some beautiful gardens and talented gardeners in Bishop Auckland and we hope to showcase these over the coming months. Already gardeners are coming forward and offering to share their expertise with less experienced gardeners. Bishop Auckland Golf Course and the Merry Monk are the latest businesses to sign up and we hope many more will follow suit.

9 year old Josh Oliver said – it was great fun using the litter picking stick and we found all sorts of stuff, even a shoe!”

Rachel Tallentire took part with her twins sons said “What a fantastic opportunity to get people of all ages involved in community events. My littler ones throughly enjoyed seeking out litter, whilst learning about the damage it can do and why its so important to put it in the bins provided. Meeting Bishop the Boar was also a huge highlight for them and a lovely touch to encourage children to participate. The litter picks are great initiative to help keep the town tidy and we’d certainly all help out again.”

John Crick who took part with his family said “It twas good get to get involved with our neighbour’s. We all felt proud that we are doing something positive for our community.”

Anyone interested should get in touch via email [email protected] or by contacting the Secretary on 07789 907441.

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