East Midlands In Bloom judges visit Louth

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Gold is what the Louth in Bloom group has their sights set on as they prepare for the East Midlands in Bloom competition judges to visit Louth on the morning of July 9.

This will be the second year Louth has been entered into the East Midlands in Bloom competition by the Louth in Bloom group. Last year the town scooped a Silver Gilt award in the large town category, almost unheard of for a first time entry. This year they are going for Gold and want the backing of the whole town.

Louth in Bloom Chair, Chris Brook, explained: “We want to show the judges all that is great about Louth and would like to encourage residents and businesses to keep their properties, window boxes and hanging baskets looking in the best possible condition.

“The theme for this year’s competition is edible and we plan to introduce the judges to many of the town’s green fingered community volunteers and growing projects. There is a great feel to the town centre as bunting is flying high above our extra floral displays and some amazing yarn bombing.

“We have worked hard this year to put extra floral arrangements in the town centre and we would like to thank the following businesses for their support: Lincolnshire Coop, Bedzzz of Louth, Harvey’s Furniture Store, Robinsons Greengrocers, HSBC, Boyes and Cityscape Maps. This also couldn’t have happened without the support of the Town Council and Town Partnership”

The Louth in Bloom group will have just two hours and 30 minutes to take the judges around Louth to see its green spaces, planting projects and to meet with various community groups along the way.

The route will include Westgate Fields, St Mary’s Old Cemetery, the town centre, Spout Yard Park, Charles Street Community Gardens then Charles Street Allotments, the Alms Houses and on to the Sessions House for a presentation from the Louth in Bloom group and an opportunity for the judges to meet community representatives.

The Louth in Bloom group is always looking for volunteers and is keen to hear from anyone who is working on or has an idea for a growing project in their area. People can contact Sam Phillips, Louth Town Partnership Coordinator on 07917 628149 for more information.