Judging time for Blooming Bedford!
Judges from Anglia in Bloom are set to visit Bedford on Friday
15th July to see just how good Bedford can look.
After a brilliant result in 2010 which saw Bedford receive a
Gold award at regional level for the third time, Bedford’s entry
will this year be competing against other towns in East Anglia on
Two weeks later the town takes to the national stage to compete
against other regional finalists from across the UK in August. The
other Britain in Bloom finalists in Bedford’s category include
Bath, Derry City, Oadby & Wigston, Newcastle-under-Lyme,
Darlington and Coatbridge.
The judging tour will cover many different areas of the town
including Priory Country Park, The Embankment, Golden Gardens and
The Hills Lower School to name a few.
This year the Borough is set for a summer of scrutiny with
judges planning to visit more In Bloom projects than ever before.
This month will see judging for other Anglia in Bloom entrants
including Kempston In Bloom, Brickhill In Bloom, Cauldwell &
Kingsbrook In Bloom, Queens Park in Bloom and Turvey in Bloom.
Anyone can help Bedford ‘bloom’ though, as the entry is not just
based on the flower displays but on environmental responsibility
and community involvement.
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said:
“This year sees new entries from within the Borough into the
Anglia in Bloom competition and the chance for Bedford to represent
the region for Britain in Bloom, so there’s lots of local
Bedford Borough can be tremendously proud of our In Bloom
successes over recent years and I am hopeful we will have even more
reason to celebrate this summer. Of course it’s nice to win prizes,
but the awards are important in as far as they are recognition that
our local environment is attractive and well-kept for residents and
visitors alike to enjoy.
“In Bloom is not just about planting flowers, it is a community
initiative that encourages everyone to work together to make the
borough an even better place to live, work and visit.”