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Horticare shows its growing success at Council meeting

Today at a meeting of its Full Council, Cumbria county councillors were treated to a great floral display from the team at ‘Horticare’.

‘Horticare’ is run by the county council’s Cumbria Care service and is a specialist unit for people with learning disabilities who use their green fingers to grow the most wonderful plants.

These plants are offered for sale to the public and Horticare also provide all of the amazing flowers for Kendal’s Town flower displays.

Cllr Peter Thornton, Cumbria County Council Cabinet member with responsibility for Horticare, said: “I was delighted that Horticare were able to come to Full Council and had the opportunity to talk to members about the work that they do and the great service that they provide. I was even more delighted to see Councillors digging deep to buy many of the plants that were on sale to them today. Horticare provide an essential service to people with a disability providing them with a real sense of purpose and an opportunity to showcase their skills.

Neil Dobson, from Horticare said: “Working at Horticare is great. It’s a fantastic team and we work hard and play hard. One of the best things is that we get out and about and as well as working closely with customers like the town council it’s also a great opportunity to meet the public when they call in to our Horticare site, to buy their plants.”

Cumbria County Council’s Horticare in located in Kendal at 54 Wattsfield Road, LA9 5JN, and is usually open from Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm. For more information call 01539 738097.

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