Bunting brightens up Thornbury

June 17 2019
Bunting brightens up Thornbury

NEW red, white and blue bunting for Thornbury’s High Street has been paid for by the town’s Rotary Club.

It was up in time for the Thornbury Arts Festival and will be in situ for the judging of Thornbury in Bloom’s floral contributions, hanging baskets and flower troughs, as part of this year’s Britain in Bloom competition. The aim is that the bunting benefits all the events hosted by the town.

Rotary president Derek Baker said: “I’m delighted that Rotary has been able to sponsor this replacement for the old bunting. It offers up a bright and colourful aerial decoration, predominantly used when there are major events being held in the town.”

The different organisations which host events work together to make sure that Thornbury looks its best – Thornbury in Bloom volunteers sometimes get involved with putting up the bunting, Paul Morrish is involved with carnival as well as with the Christmas Lights, the Arts Festival Committee plays its part too.

Thornbury in Bloom’s Sue Aitken said: “It’s great that all the groups are able to work together like this for the benefit of the town. Having the bunting up further enhances the look of the High Street.”

Picture: Thornbury in Bloom, Rotary, carnival, arts festival and Christmas lights representatives Gill Dunkley, Rex Davis, Sheila Forsythe, Gordon Brown, Judith Payne, Paul Morrish, Barry Williams, Gill Page, David Ridge, Chris Saich, Sue Aitken, Paul Caddick, Graham Cook with the new bunting.