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Crocus and Snowdrops in People’s Park – March 2024

Sadly the wettest February on record hasn’t provided great growing conditions for the 32,000 bulbs planted in People’s Park by The Rotary Club of Banbury ably assisted by students from Banbury and Bicester College.

Even so, there are some carpets of mixed crocus and snowdrops to brighten up the walk through the park and to remind us that Rotary has almost completely eradicated polio from our planet.

Thanks to the efforts of Rotary, the polio virus is now restricted to just two countries: Pakistan and Afganistan. As you can imagine major immunisation projects can be a challenge in politically sensitive countries but even so an extensive polio vaccination campaign started on February 26 in 21 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces. The Taliban-controlled ministry’s spokesman, Sharaf Zaman, said the four-day-long campaign aims to inoculate 7.6 million children under the age of five. One step closer to complete eradication!

Banbury Rotary Club is a club with over 50 members but we have such a full calendar of activities that we’re always looking for new active people to join. Your gender, ethnicity, job or religion is of no relevance to us but if you’re the sort of person who likes to support your community and get things done – we’d love to talk to you! Speak to a Rotary member or contact us through the website.

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