Rotary Club’s Royal Sponsorship for Jubilee Rose Garden

The new Jubilee rose garden in the Castle Grounds is being sponsored by the Rotary Club of Tamworth Anker, as a tribute to the Queen’s 60 years of service to the country.

Rotary Club of Tamworth Anker President, David Woodall, and President-Elect, Vincent Magrath, presented the sponsorship cheque for £500 to Chairman of Tamworth In Bloom, Cllr John Garner.

Their generous sponsorship will now be commemorated on a plaque fixed to one of the benches in the rose garden, which has been created next to the bowling green in the Castle Grounds as a permanent memorial of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Presenting the cheque, David Woodall said, “When we heard about the Jubilee rose garden, we were keen for the Rotary Club of Tamworth Anker to be involved as it is a wonderful, lasting way of marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year.  It is a fitting thank you to the Queen for her 60 years of hard work and dedication to this country.

“We are delighted to be able to sponsor the rose garden, which greatly enhances the facilities in the Castle Grounds and which will be here for generations to come.”

The garden has been laid out in the shape of a diamond and features ornamental ironwork, walkways, central seating and 130 red rose bushes.

Businesses of all sizes across the borough still have the chance to get on board with this year’s Tamworth In Bloom campaign and show their support by sponsoring a display.

This year’s theme is Red, White & Bloom, to tie in with the Diamond Jubilee celebrations and businesses are being invited to show their support by sponsoring a display – either alone or alongside other sponsors.

Displays include the traffic island on Lichfield Street, which will feature three raised flowerbeds on a Jubilee theme, the popular Saxon warrior in the Castle Grounds, the ‘Tamworth Two’ pigs at the railway station and the swans at the Almshouses.

Banners, which stretch across the street, lamppost banners, planters, troughs and flowerbeds, are also available for businesses to brand with their names and logos to show their support for Tamworth In Bloom.

Businesses sponsoring a planting scheme will have their names featured alongside the prominent displays and also feature in any literature sent out about this year’s competition, in which Tamworth is hoping to take the gold award for the third year running.

Anyone interested in sponsoring a display as part of Red, White & Bloom is asked to contact Tamworth Borough Council’s Environmental Management department on 01827 709445 or email environmentalmanagement@tamworth.gov.uk.

Cllr John Garner said: “It is a great opportunity for organisations to show their support and have their name associated with this fantastic event, as well as showing their patriotic support for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

We are delighted with the support we have received from the Rotary Club of Tamworth Anker through their very generous sponsorship of the Jubilee rose garden.

“However, we do realise that times are tough, which is why we have packages to suit the smallest businesses right through to large companies.”

Anyone who would like to sponsor a display or a banner should contact Environmental Management on 01827 709445 or email environmentalmanagement@tamworth.gov.uk.

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