Springing into action

Coun Tommy Threlfall, Chairman of Freckleton Parish Council Coun Colin Robb and Christine Gates
Coun Tommy Threlfall, Chairman of Freckleton Parish Council Coun Colin Robb and Christine Gates

A RALLYING call has gone out in Freckleton for villagers to join in a spring clean.

It comes from proud Parish council chairman Coun Tommy Threlfall who has just received a plaque to commemorate the village’s success in North West in Bloom.

For now Freckleton faces an even bigger challenge and is gearing up for this year’s Britain in Bloom competition. It has been nominated for the national contest after winning the gold award for best town last year.

Coun Threlfall said: “It’s coming Spring now and we want people to pick up the chalice and help us to clean up the village. It was an absolute surprise and beyond our wildest dreams to receive a nomination for Britain in Bloom nationally. I hope the residents of Freckleton will come and help us and be part of their living environment.”

Pictured with Coun Threlfall and the plaque for Freckleton’s 2010 success are Coun Colin Robb and Christine Gates. It will be displayed at Freckleton Library, Preston Old Road.

Last year, Freckleton also won an environmental award for Strike Lane Primary School and a silver gilt medal for Lamaleach Caravan Park, Lamaleach Drive.

Fylde won 17 medals and discretionary awards including Kirkham, which won a silver gilt medal in the best town category and Wrea Green which was awarded the silver gilt medal in the best large village category.

If you want to help spruce up Freckleton in a bid to win the national award later this year, phone Coun Threlfall on (01772) 633964 or (07885) 200520.