THERE is no rest for the Ledbury in Bloom team, even as the AGM and the conclusion of another year approaches.

Queen's Walk and the Walled Garden are both places where Ledbury in Bloom volunteers are still very much in action.

Ledbury in Bloom chairman, Clive Gunn said: "Autumn colours abound as Mother Nature has at last started to wind down for the winter; but it has been business as usual for the volunteers of Ledbury in Bloom.

"Keeping on top of the usual autumn tasks has been made more difficult by the long Indian summer; yuccas and roses are trying to bloom and some bedding plants are still looking pretty."

He added: "Nevertheless in The Walled Garden, amongst other places, autumn and winter pruning is progressing.

“The re-development of Queen’s Walk has continued. In the area that was created by the removal of all the trees, plants that gave summer colour have been cut back or removed as necessary and the ‘lawned’ area, which has turned out to be a haven for a wide range of broad leaved and other unwanted species, has been attacked on several fronts.The beds have had bulbs, seeds and new plants added to plan for some winter and spring interest.”

An end of year tradition for all charity groups is the AGM; this year it will be held on Wednesday November 21 for Ledbury in Bloom, at The Market Theatre, starting at 7.30pm.

A short review of the year and announcement of plans for the new year will be followed by the election of officers.

Mr Gunn added: “This year, two stalwarts are resigning from the committee; Julia Boyle is currently chief fundraiser while Margaret Thomas oversees co-ordinating the volunteers but both have been heavily involved for many years and will be sadly missed and difficult to replace. I thank them both for all their efforts.”

Earlier this week the team descended on the town to prepare it for the Remembrance Day Celebrations; many thanks to those who turned out to help.

Anyone seeking more information about helping out the Ledbury in Bloom team should phone 01531 634716.