Mablethorpe prepares for annual East Midlands In Bloom contest

Mablethorpe in Bloom
Mablethorpe in Bloom

MABLETHORPE residents are being urged to get help the town become cleaner and more attractive this summer.

Judges for the East Midlands in Bloom will be visiting the area on the afternoon of Monday, July 4 and organisers are hoping to earn the elusive gold medal.

Organisations, businesses and individuals can help festoon the town with hanging baskets and plants and also by tidying up their own shop fronts and streets.

Town Centre Manager Karen Froggatt said: “East Midlands in Bloom is a really important competition for Mablethorpe. Making the town attractive is better for the environment, improves the quality of life for residents, attracts visitors and helps puts civic pride back in our town.”

The Committee is also sponsoring the Civic Pride awards for the best residential garden, best pub/hotel garden and best retail/commercial premises and is open to people in Mablethorpe, Trusthorpe and Sutton on Sea.

To enter, simply pick up an entry form from the Tourist Information office in Mablethorpe.

Meanwhile, the Town Council is asking residents to be vigilant after a spate of plant thefts in Mablethorpe. Many of the plants were part of the In Bloom competition and contractors are working hard to replace them.