St. Ives in Bloom
The entrance to St. Ives Park and Ride has been given a new lease of life as we head into the summer period thanks to assistance from Mick George Ltd. The company has sponsored the annual development for the previous two years, helping to improve the plantation that line the main thoroughfare in to the car park, significantly improving the ambience and visual appearance for passersby.
St. Ives in Bloom Committee is a volunteer lead initiative that has been seeking support for the development. In total, 12 large planters were cleared of Ivy and Brambles, before being filled with materials ahead of the plantation. To complete the project, Gravel was utilised to mulch around the plants, providing a little added decorative inspiration. Informative signage has also been added to inform visitors on the planting design and sponsorship received to aid the installation.
The donation is estimated to be valued in the region of £1,500, with Mick George Ltd supplying 3 Skips, 15 tonnes of Topsoil and 6 tonnes of Gravel.
Secretary, St. Ives in Bloom Committee said: ‘’We would like to thank Mick George Ltd for their on-going support. The materials provided have been vital in completing the project and saving money. The office support staff have been extremely accommodating with our requirements and the delivery drivers were very helpful positioning the materials to ease the installation for the volunteers.’’
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’The Park and Ride is an important and busy facility that supports many local residents commuting to and from Cambridge The visual transformation on site is remarkable and makes the experience a far more enjoyable one for those using it.’’
Stump continued: ‘’The volunteers have done a splendid job. This is the second year we have supported the initiative as it is nice to give a little back to the local community.’’