Group secures blooming good sponsorship deal for roundabout

Gibbs Denley have sponsored a roundabout in Bury for Bury in Bloom. Pictured at Gibbs Denley on Ange

Gibbs Denley have sponsored a roundabout in Bury for Bury in Bloom. Pictured at Gibbs Denley on Angel Hill are L-R: Simon Rees, Mark Stratton, Richard Weller and Melanie Lesser (Bury in Bloom). - Credit: Archant

A roundabout in Bury St Edmunds is to be spruced up with a new sustainable planting scheme thanks to financial backing from a local insurance firm.

The charity Bury in Bloom has just announced that Gibbs Denley – formerly known as Ling Cook – is to sponsor the Mount Road/Orttewell Road roundabout on the A143 for the next year.

Melanie Lesser, Bury in Bloom co-ordinator, said St Edmundsbury Borough Council horticultural officer Rebecca Davis would design the colourful scheme for the roundabout, which should be planted this spring.

She said: “Bury in Bloom looks after 17 roundabouts around Bury and all of them are now sponsored. The financial backing helps us to support a number of floral projects around our lovely town.”

Richard Weller, managing director of Gibbs Denley, which is based on Angel Hill, said: “Having the opportunity to sponsor a roundabout will not only increase the awareness of our business locally but also help improve the local community, making driving around the town a more pleasant experience. We look forward to seeing our sponsored roundabout bloom.”

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Bury in Bloom is an independent charity run by the Bury St Edmunds Society and is made up of volunteers who are dedicated to promoting a greener, cleaner and a more beautiful town.

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