Penzance traders hand over £1,000 to town's flora group
A HAPPY partnership between town traders and the group set up three years ago to bring an extra dash of colour to Penzance was celebrated on Monday.
Causewayhead traders handed over a cheque for £1,000 to Fiona Thomas-Lambourn, from the Penzance Flora Group – money which is spent on the street’s hanging baskets and the new palm tree which has now been planted at the bottom of Causewayhead.
Fiona Thomas-Lambourn said: “We are very grateful to the traders’ association for their very generous contribution.
“I have already spoken to a lot of people about the new palm and there’s been a marvellous response since it appeared.
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“Our volunteers are very happy to do what they can for the town but we would love to hear from someone who is willing to do the watering for the hanging baskets.”
A spokesman for the traders said: “Causewayhead Traders’ Association (CTA) has worked tirelessly to improve the ambience of the historic trading street that is Causewayhead.
“The association, which was originally set up to raise funds for the street’s Christmas lights, now takes an active role in street maintenance and ensuring that shoppers have an enjoyable experience.
“Recently, as part of Cornwall in Bloom, traders purchased hanging baskets filled with a beautiful selection of flowers provided by Penzance Flora Group. These were erected, free of charge, by Craig Bond.
“Penzance Flora Group also planted the new palm tree at the base of the street to replace the tree that was vandalised last year.
“CTA would like to say a huge thank you to Craig for all of his hard work, Trevena Cross Nurseries for supplying the palm tree at a hugely discounted price, and Fiona Thomas-Lambourn, the founder of the flora group, for providing continuous support for all of CTA’s projects.