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King’s Lynn residents encouraged to cast their vote for top garden

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Residents in Lynn are being asked to vote for their favourite local community gardening project to receive support from Dobbies, the UK’s leading garden centre retailer.

Three deserving community projects have been chosen by team members at the Dobbies store to make the shortlist for Helping Your Community Grow, Dobbies’ landmark community support initiative.

The scheme, launched earlier this year, aims to work with existing groups to create 69 new or revamped green spaces around the UK, one for each of its mainline stores.

Dobbies opens their new Boston garden centre.Operations Manager Becky Lilley and Horticultural Manager James Sharp help prepare the garden centre for opening. (50200395)
Dobbies opens their new Boston garden centre.Operations Manager Becky Lilley and Horticultural Manager James Sharp help prepare the garden centre for opening. (50200395)

Two King’s Lynn projects have been shortlisted as they best represent an opportunity to create an enhanced green space that will benefit the local area, but the final choice is now down to local residents as they are encouraged to have their say and vote for their favourite on the Dobbies website.

The two local projects competing for votes in King’s Lynn are Churchill Park School Allotment and Amberley Hall Care Home Sensory Herb Garden.

Churchill Park School is a complex needs school that would appreciate any help from Dobbies around gardening and their allotment. Any donations of equipment and plants for the children to grow would be greatly appreciated as each class has a small plastic greenhouse to use but not a lot of plants to go in them.

Amberley Hall Care Home would like to create a sensory herb garden for its residents, with a vision of improving community links and integrating the residents into the local community. The project aims to benefit the residents and improve their lifestyle, and benefit those who help the care home in the project.

Graeme Jenkins, chief executive of Dobbies said: “Through Helping Your Community Grow, Dobbies is delighted to be supporting so many gardening projects in the areas around our stores.

"It is a landmark initiative for us and we are so proud to be helping so many community projects across the country to create a green space that benefits their local area.

“The team at our King’s Lynn Dobbies store understand the needs of their neighbourhood and have chosen three extremely deserving projects for the King’s Lynn community to choose from.

"We are very much looking forward to finding out the results of the public vote and we’re excited to help the winning project achieve its aims in the months to come.”

The winning project will receive support from Dobbies, including products, equipment and even team support from the staff at the King’s Lynn Dobbies store, to help them create a green space that the local community can be proud of.

The project with the most votes, from all areas across the UK, will be the national winner and receive additional support from Dobbies.

The public vote is now live and will close on August 29. The winners will be announced in September.

Votes can be cast here

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