Village is blooming marvellous!

POMEROY is looking extremely bright and colourful, thanks to the hard work of a dedicated and enthusiastic group of volunteers.

Pomeroy in Bloom was established last year with the aim of improving the visual and environmental aspects of the village.

The group had hoped to submit an entry into this year’s “Translink Ulster in Bloom” competition. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was unable to do so. However, this failed to deter Pomeroy in Bloom from forging ahead with their plans to brighten up the village.

Maeve Nugent, chair of the group, said: “To date we have used 560 plants to create 56 wonderful displays in planters and window boxes.

“Through the work of nine members we have brought the local community together to brighten up Pomeroy with colourful bedding plants of petunias, begonias, verbera, and geranium.

“We are enjoying the health and wellbeing benefits of growing with others, while supporting others to learn new skills and make connections."

The group are currently planning for next season. They have recently carried out a restoration programme on a number of ornate baskets which were kindly donated, and are on the lookout for new members who would like to get involved in a worthwhile activity that really is making a difference in the village.

To volunteer your time or services with the Pomeroy in Bloom group, contact Rosemary or Michael at Rural Action on 028 8648 0900 or email Rosemary@ruralaction.co or Michael@ruralaction.co.

Pomeroy in Bloom has been supported by the Connecting Pomeroy project, which is assisted by the EU’s PEACE IV Programme and managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Delivery of the initiative is being spearheaded by a community partnership and co-ordinated by Mid Ulster District Council.

Match-funding has been provided by the Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department of Rural and Community Development in Ireland.

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