Crewkerne In Bloom has received a cheque for £640.00 from the Green Token Scheme at Waitrose in Crewkerne. The community project was one of three local organisations which shoppers could choose to vote for with their green tokens in April. Waitrose store assistant and community matters ambassador Rachel Leigh said it was important to support local groups and part of Waitrose policy to Give Something Back to the community. Every month, the store in Crewkerne donates £1,000 to local causes. Rachel advised that the green tokens are not individually counted but measured in centimetres. They cost the store £200 a box and Rachel has appealed to shoppers to use their tokens before leaving the store and to please not stock pile them at home.

Chair of Crewkerne In Bloom Desi Fradgley and treasurer Derek Phoenix collected the cheque on Wednesday morning from Rachel Leigh and deputy branch manager Doug Rogers. The CIB committee officers were wearing their Hi Viz pink jackets. Desi said the pink colour was selected not only for safety reasons but also to ensure that the volunteers were not mistaken for council or utility service staff. Desi said: “Some of the baskets and planters around town are still looking lovely and others have been planted up for the winter. We have also been potting up bulbs which will be available nearer to Christmas. The CIB committee would like to thank everyone who has helped to keep Crewkerne looking colourful. We would like to thank local businesses for their sponsorship and support, especially Pattemores Transport & Dairy Ingredients, Waitrose, Stokes Partners LLP, Stoodley & Son, Euroquartz Ltd, Kingcombe Aquacare, Twigs & Twine, Honeydown Farm, Mayfair Town & Country, Lower Severalls Nursery, Footprintz, Bobs Tyres, Barret Bros, Bilbys, Boudicca and the Black Swan.”

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