Judges from ‘in Bloom’ visited the town to have their say on the colourful displays
AFTER being announced as one of the 79 finalists in this years Britain in Bloom, the town was paid a visit by the judges on Thursday last week.
The town is aiming for the gold medal and to be crowned one of the cleanest, greenest and most beautiful places in the UK.
On Thursday 3rd August, Uttoxeter in Bloom Chairman, Councillor David Trenery and Bloom Co-ordinator, Tina Jeffery accompanied the Royal Horticultural Society, Britain in Bloom judges, Sue Wood and Keith Jackson on a tour of the Town.
The last time the town saw judges visiting to inspect their foliage and flowerbeds was Thursday 13th July, when the Heart of England in Bloom judges made their verdicts.
Many local community groups have been busy working together and volunteering their time and efforts to further enhance the town’s entry into the two campaigns.
Over the past few months, much work has taken place by the students from Thomas Alleynes High School.
The students have been hard at work at the Holly Road Supportive Care Centre to provide a tranquil outdoor space for its visitors to sit, reflect in and enjoy.
This area was included within the ‘Bloom’ tours along with the train station, the community garden at the library as well as the cemetery, the Millfield Victory Allotments, Thomas Alleynes High School’s community farm and conservation area, the Go Garden Project and many more beautiful areas around the town.
The annual ‘Plant out at the Park’ with the towns four first schools took place on Tuesday 20th June 2017 within the grounds of Bramshall Road recreation ground.
The Town received eight entries into the ‘Blooming Best Dressed Window’ competition with The British Red Cross being crowned the Winner.
Councillor David Trenery, chairman of Uttoxeter in Bloom said: “Our aim was to get the whole community involved, whether you are a beginner gardener or a seasoned expert.
“Even just adding a few plants to your front garden, planting up a container or picking up litter on your street can make a big difference to making Uttoxeter a greener and more pleasant place to live.
“We thank all our volunteers for their continued hard work and kind support to enhance the flora and fauna of our Blooming Town.
“The Heart of England in Bloom and the Britain in Bloom Judges certainly seemed to enjoy their tours of the Town”.
Tina Jeffery, the Uttoxeter in Bloom co-ordinator, said: “On behalf of the town council and the Uttoxeter in Bloom Committee, I would like to personally thank everyone who has been involved, their hard work, dedication and commitment shown towards the Town’s entry within the Heart of England and Britain in Bloom campaigns.”
The results for both competitions will be announced next month.
The Heart of England in Bloom results will be announced at the awards ceremony held in Warwick on Thursday 14th September 2017.
The Britain in Bloom results will be announced at the Nationals awards ceremony on Friday 27th October, in Llandudno, Wales.
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