During their nine hour visit to Congleton on Thursday 20th July, the judges seemed really impressed with how the whole town embraces the In Bloom principles of Horticultural Excellence, Community Involvement and Environmental Responsibility.
The judges were shown around by Cllr David Brown, Cllr Bob Edwards, Cllr Anna Morrison, Patti Pinto and Margaret Gartside. Town Crier Douglas Parker acted as chauffeur driving the Congleton Partnership minibus.
The route included; Alexandra Court Hotel, Astbury Mere, Astbury Mere Care Home, Bromley Farm, Buglawton in Bloom, Congleton Bath House & Physic Garden, Congleton Community Garden, Congleton Park, including the children’s Back2Back Gardens, Heath View Care Home, Hilary Avenue Allotments, New Life Church, Queens Head Public House, St. Mary’s Church and Saint Mary’s Primary School. Both judges were very pleased with the variety of sites they visited. This year’s North West In Bloom judges were John Bilsborough and Teresa Potter.
The Congleton in Bloom Chairman Cllr David Brown said “I would like to thank all the volunteers who helped with the In Bloom efforts in the months, weeks and days leading up to the judging day. The town looked great! Now we want to continue to improve the town for our residents, visitors and workers.”
The Congleton In Bloom team won’t find out the results until early November. After the results the team will be organising an event at the Town Hall to thank all involved.
Take a look at the Congleton In Bloom video, click here.