Newbury in Bloom judges have now visited all of the 42 entries received from local businesses, primary schools, places of worship, allotments, community projects and almshouses.
Councillor Sarah Greenall, Chair of the Working Group, said, “This is the second year of our renewed Newbury in Bloom campaign and the standard of the gardens and floral displays that we’ve seen have been outstanding. We’re so pleased we’ve had so many entries, even more than last year, and everyone has made such an effort. It will be extremely difficult to choose the winners.
She continued: “Newbury in Bloom is working to make our Town even more beautiful for residents, shoppers and visitors and we are looking forward to growing the campaign year on year.”
The Town Council has also been actively involved and their planting can be seen at The Town Hall, Victoria Park, The Wharf Toilets, Old Hospital Green, Greenham House Gardens and St. John’s Memorial Gardens. Over 100 colourful hanging baskets have also been erected throughout the town centre and at the Shaw and Newtown Road Cemetery sites. This, together with local businesses taking advantage of purchasing fully maintained baskets from the Town Council, has created a vibrant display for visitors and residents to enjoy.
Councillor Greenall also thanked the Corn Exchange, Newbury and Tesco Bags of Help together with all of the sponsors for their invaluable support in making this year’s campaign such a success.The winners will be announced at an awards presentation evening to be held on 19th September 2017 at the Corn Exchange, Newbury and all entrants will be invited to attend.