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River Festival Parade to Bloom for Bedford

In recognition of Bedford in Blooms outstanding success at the National Britain in Bloom competition, it has been revealed that ‘In Bloom’ will be the theme for the parade at this year’s River Festival on the 17th and 18th of July.
Britain in Bloom is one of the largest horticultural campaigns in Europe and recognises efforts to make communities cleaner and greener for the people living there.

Bedford has achieved excellent results in recent years and won a silver award in the national Britain in Bloom competition in 2009.

Before that, the Borough enjoyed success in the Anglia in Bloom competition, when it was named the overall winner in the small city category as well as winning back-to-back Gold Awards.

At the same event, Kempston and Queens Park in Bloom won silver in the large town and urban community categories respectively, whilst the ‘Golden Gardens’ project in Goldington won a merit in the neighbourhood award.

The Bedford River Festival is expected to see around 250,000 people joining in the fun around the Embankment, Russell Park and Mill Meadows.

The parade itself marks the start of the Festival and travels from De Parys Avenue through the town centre and into Riverside Square.

The Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “I am absolutely delighted our River Festival parade will recognise the outstanding work done by many people across the Borough to make it a better place to live.

“Many people have already backed the ‘In Bloom’ campaign which asks all of us to improve the Borough through clean-ups, growing flowers and food, tree planting and environmental projects.

“The River Festival itself is a source of immense pride for me and many people across Bedford and it is fitting these two parts of life in Bedford are coming together.”

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