Hook set to flourish thanks to cash boost

Date: Friday 07 October 2016

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The team at Taylor Wimpey West London made a generous £700 donation to the initiative, which will be used to purchase new wooden planters and bulbs for the village.

Hook In Bloom is a project set up by a group of local volunteers to help brighten up the village centre and selected areas by planting colourful, floral displays.

Dr Jane Worlock, Chairman of Hook Parish Council, says: “Hook In Bloom has three main areas of focus and the money that Taylor Wimpey has donated will go towards the ‘In Bloom Planting Scheme’.

“We hope to purchase two wooden planters for the village centre and they will be filled with a mix of colour-coordinated bulbs which will provide a selection of flowers that bloom at different times of the year.

“We’ll be planting the bulbs in September, with the first blooms expected around January or February time followed by consistent flourishes of various plants throughout the spring and summer months.”

The initiative – which has been adopted as part of Hook’s Health and Wellbeing project – saw the first displays planted earlier this year, leading to a colourful selection of roses blooming around the village hall and community centre.

“All aspects of the village have benefited from Hook In Bloom,” Jane continues. “When we are ready to start planting we put a call out for volunteers. We have previously had between five and 10 people come to help, with assistance from the schools and allotments too.”

Other areas that Hook In Bloom focuses on include a Business and Residents In Bloom competition and the village show, which was held on Sunday 11th September.

Emma Jones, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey West London, says: “We feel it’s very important to support the local communities in the areas in which we build our homes.

“We are very proud to be supporting this fantastic initiative and can’t wait to see the first colourful displays that our donation has helped to create.”

Jane adds: “It’s great to have Taylor Wimpey supporting the local community. The project wouldn’t be possible without the help we have received from local businesses and residents.”

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