FLEDGLING community group Alderley Edge in Bloom is seeking help to enable it to seek further North West in Bloom success.

Despite being launched only in the spring of 2016 the voluntary group has already scored great success, achieving silver gilt accolades in the regional contest two years in a row.

This has been achieved with a core band of just seven volunteers, and group secretary Christine Munro is appealing for more help.

“I would like to enter next year, but it’s a lot of work, and there are only seven of us,” said Christine.

“We have achieved so much in such a short space of time, and we need more help for all the work involved and to keep the village looking its best.

“If we had more people it would make it that much easier.”

The group is looking to attach planting troughs to railings on the pavement alongside Waitrose in London Road.

They were paid for by community grant funding of £1,000 from Tesco and £400 from Waitrose.

“There is not a lot of colour at that end of the village, and the footpath is too narrow for planters on the pavement,” said Christine.

She would welcome any offers of help to plant up the troughs and attach them to the railings.

“So many people have said how lovely the village looks, and we would welcome help from people to keep it looking beautiful,” she said.

The group is seeking businesses, groups or individuals to take over bedding areas in the park, grow flowering plants and maintain the beds.

The idea is being supported by Weinholts, Cllr Craig Browne, the parish youth council and Owen Spence.

“The idea is to bring colour into the park and a sense of pride and community,” said Christine.

The group undertakes gardening on Thursdays and litter picking on Saturdays, and Christine thanked Tesco and Waitrose for their help, with Waitrose providing tap access for watering.

Anyone interested in joining the group, or who can offer help or support, including help with attaching the railing planters, is asked to email christinemunro1@yahoo.co.uk