and Highbridge's streets get a splash of summer colour
than £3,000 of colourful flower baskets were hung up along
the streets of Burnham and Highbridge this week ahead of the start
of the annual Britain In Bloom competition.
from Hillview Carnival Club helped to lift 46 baskets into place
on 15 lamp posts along Burnham High Street on Tuesday evening
baskets - which are funded from grants - were designed by pupils
at Brent Knoll's autistic school.
Perrett, the co-ordinator of Burnham's entry in the annual competition
(pictured right), said he was delighted with the look of the High
Street, adding that judges will be visiting the town between July
11 and July 27.
added: "It's important for the rest of the community to pull
together and help too - the judges won't just be looking at the
baskets we've put up. They'll be looking at our verges, streets,
litter levels, private gardens and the overall environment."
owner Harry Parkin is a keen supporter of Burnham's blossoming
efforts and has once again pulled out all the stops again this
year by decorating his forecourt with a colourful array of blooms.
Parkin, who runs several food shops on the pier's forecourt, said:
"Given that we have possibly the worst place imaginable to
grow flowers because the wind burns them to a frazzle on a regular
basis, if we can do this so can everyone else."
added: "If everybody makes an effort, imagine what the result
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