St Andrew’s Community Group on Portland will be giving a welcome to summer with a coffee morning at St Andrew’s Church Hall on Thursday, April 10 from 10am to noon when proceeds will go towards the purchase of plants.

These will be used to fill the flower containers that brighten the entrance to Southwell from the Coast Road.

These colourful displays are planted, watered and generally looked after on a daily basis by Sandra and Ray Elliott who have been doing this service for many years.

At last month’s coffee morning £169.50 was raised for the Portland Food Bank.

Mr John Bayliff, manager of the Food Bank, informed the gathering how it works, who is able to benefit and what its needs are.