NOW that spring has finally arrived, Skipton in Bloom is planning to restart its monthly volunteer workdays, but extra help is being sought.

The group was formed in 2005 and co-ordinates the planting and watering of most of the town’s floral displays. Volunteer workdays are held on the first Wednesday morning of the month from spring to autumn to carry out maintenance tasks such as pruning, weeding and general tidying of flower beds and planters.

Sue Warburton, chair of the group, said: “we currently have a small group of volunteers comprising committee members and other helpers who come to assist on a regular basis, but with more people we could cover several areas in one session. Guidance can be given, so you don’t need to be an expert in gardening.”

New committee members would also be welcome, to help plan the charity’s work – meetings are held every four to six weeks on a Monday in central Skipton.

For more information, anyone interested can contact Skipton in Bloom through its website or Facebook page or email .