Calls to help give Spilsby a spring clean

A donation of 250,000 daffodil bulbs helped brighten up Spilsby.
A donation of 250,000 daffodil bulbs helped brighten up Spilsby.

A rallying call has gone out to all Spilsby residents to take part in a mass spring clean.

People are being urged to do their bit as the town gears up to enter a prestigious competition that is hoped will help to cement its reputation as a great place to live.

The town council is asking everyone to help out and volunteer in the planned spruce up for the town’s entry into the Best Kept Town Competition in the summer.

Town clerk Bonnie Smith said: “We need people to help with litter picking and tidying up the town’s grass verges, and we will be getting the furniture such as the benches cleaned up, repaired and replaced where necessary. We usually do OK in the competition but this year we are determined to win it.”

The work will start in May and continue until August.

Residents have already noticed the beautiful daffodil display on Eresby Avenue and one wrote to thank the council for such an uplifting sight.

Town councillor Phil Odling was given 250,000 daffodil bulbs by friends Stephen Wrisdale and Michael Scott.

The Rotary Club of Spilsby placed a number of these in two large circular beds next to the A16/Church Street junction. Teams of volunteers then planted others at various locations around the village.

Spilsby was recently listed the seventh best town to live in the UK in the Sunday Times.

Mayor Peter Grant says he is not surprised because the town has character, history, plenty of accommodation, quality of life, rural areas and a diverse range of facilities 
on hand.

He said: “It’s a great place to live. For a small market town we have plenty of diversity with a wide range of shops and eating establishments.

“We have small local shops, big supermarkets and everything people could need in one town.”

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