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PICTURES: First ever Melford in Bloom lifts spirits in village during coronavirus lockdown




The mood around Long Melford has received a big boost, after months of work to revitalise the village centre at last paid off.

Undeterred by the coronavirus lockdown, volunteers have strived for months to deliver Melford in Bloom, aided by £10,000 from Long Melford Parish Council.

Floral displays supplied by the John Smith plant nursery of Sudbury have been installed at Hall Street, Little St Mary’s and the Chad Brook bridge, and are being maintained with water provided by the village Co-op, fire station, Melford Court care home and KP Valeting.

Melford in Bloom. Picture credit: Lucy Hinde. (36245759)
Melford in Bloom. Picture credit: Lucy Hinde. (36245759)

Parish council chairman John Nunn said: “We felt we needed something positive for the village and persevered with the project. For people who have been in lockdown, to see the village at its best is great for morale.”

Cllr Jonathan Ewbank, who is helping to co-ordinate the project, added: “It is a real community effort. The response has been very positive and we are receiving plenty of encouragement.”

Melford in Bloom. Picture credit: Lucy Hinde. (36245213)
Melford in Bloom. Picture credit: Lucy Hinde. (36245213)
Melford in Bloom. Picture credit: Lucy Hinde. (36245953)
Melford in Bloom. Picture credit: Lucy Hinde. (36245953)
Melford in Bloom. Picture credit: Lucy Hinde. (36245251)
Melford in Bloom. Picture credit: Lucy Hinde. (36245251)
Melford in Bloom. Picture credit: Lucy Hinde. (36245358)
Melford in Bloom. Picture credit: Lucy Hinde. (36245358)
Melford in Bloom. Picture credit: Lucy Hinde. (36245728)
Melford in Bloom. Picture credit: Lucy Hinde. (36245728)
Melford in Bloom. Picture credit: Lucy Hinde. (36245819)
Melford in Bloom. Picture credit: Lucy Hinde. (36245819)
Melford in Bloom. Picture credit: Lucy Hinde. (36245888)
Melford in Bloom. Picture credit: Lucy Hinde. (36245888)
Melford in Bloom. Picture credit: Lucy Hinde. (36245822)
Melford in Bloom. Picture credit: Lucy Hinde. (36245822)

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