Published: July 11, 2011
Britain In Bloom judges 'impressed' by visit to Burnham-On-Sea

Burnham-On-Sea's Mayor welcomed two Britain In Bloom competition judges to the town on Monday (July 11th) as they visited to make their formal assessment.

Judges John Bawden and Ian Thompson were met at Apex Park by Mayor Michael Clarke, members of the Burnham In Bloom committee and Richard Stokes representing Sedgemoor District Council, as pictured.

Richard Young from Burnham In Bloom told "The weather was particularly kind this year - the flower displays always look better in warm sunshine rather than rain!"

"The judges were impressed with the standard of the council's flower beds this year and they were particularly impressed with some of the private entries - the guesthouse at 17 Berrow Road, Beaufort House Residential Home's grounds in Rectory Road, Burnham Pavilion, St Joseph's RC Primary School, Burnham Holiday Village and Home Farm Holiday Park."

"The tour also took in Brent Road Cemetery, the Love Lane allotments, Manor Gardens, the War Memorial and many private gardens, all of which were maintained to a high standard."

Judging also took place for the five Neighbourhood Awards - at Marine Cove, Berrow School Gardening Club, Burnham Nursing Centre/St Joseph's School Gardening activities, Hillview Carnival Club and Burnham Dreamscheme.

Each of the Neighbourhood Award applications earned high praise from the judges.

Richard added that the Burnham in Bloom Committee would like to thank all those who contributed to the success of the day and, in particular, Richard Stokes, Keith Cann and the rest of Sedgemoor's Clean Surroundings Team for making the town look its best.

The town now faces a two-month wait to hear whether it has followed its success of last year when it won a silver gilt award. The Britain In Bloom awards ceremony will be held in Newquay on 15th September.


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