Countdown to ‘take off’ for new flower bed in the Castle Grounds

Monday, 24th June 2019

THE countdown is on to the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon, and to celebrate, Tamworth Borough Council is planting a brand new raised flower bed, in the Castle Grounds with an exciting tribute to the historic occasion.

The new floral display will be constructed of wooden sleepers and located near the planet sculptures on the main arena by the play area and picnic tables.

The feature will form a special tribute using a mix of marigolds and ageratum plants and will be part of this year’s Tamworth in Bloom campaign – ‘Blooming Tamworth’ – More than just flowers; which has a focus on celebrating everything that is great about Tamworth including its community, events and history.

Joining the worldwide celebration of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Community Together CIC is also hosting an event which invites people of all ages to make their own rocket and take part in a variety of fun activities on Saturday, July 20 from 11am to 4pm, in the Castle Grounds.

Cllr Simon Goodall has been supporting the Apollo 11 anniversary celebrations and said: “While Tamworth doesn’t really have a connection with the Apollo programme, I really think some life parallels can be drawn from the achievement. I feel it was a truly phenomenal feat of engineering and really goes to show what can be achieved by a group of people in such a short timescale.

“The new flower bed will be a fitting tribute and create a focus point for families who are visiting the park to engage with the historical event of landing on the moon.”