July 11, 2011
In Bloom judges 'impressed' by visit to Burnham-On-Sea
Mayor welcomed two Britain In Bloom competition judges to the
town on Monday (July 11th) as they visited to make their formal
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.
Young from Burnham In Bloom told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "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."
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
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.
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