Hunstanton judged by In Bloom experts

Judges, Anglia In Bloom committee, Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Gardening Team and Volunteers. www.townandaround.net Elaine Bird MLNF16EB07290 ANL-160714-102904001
Judges, Anglia In Bloom committee, Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Gardening Team and Volunteers. www.townandaround.net Elaine Bird MLNF16EB07290 ANL-160714-102904001

The judges of Anglia in Bloom arrived in Hunstanton on Wednesday to make their judgements for the 2016 competition.

Now in its 20th year, the Anglia in Bloom competition covers over 100 towns and cities in six counties and the judges at Hunstanton were the president of Anglia in Bloom Brian Thornton and fellow Judge Phillip Feller.

Starting at the Town Hall for a presentation and introduction from Pat Richardson, the group examined the display boards before travelling around looking at areas worked on by the Brownies, Civic Society, Royal British Legion, Adopt-a-Bed team, Allotments, Glebe School, Searles, the Heritage Centre and Community Orchard plus the street planting.

Aiming to repeat the Golden performance and marks from last year, the team of gardeners had been out since 5am to ensure that the gardens looked their best on a wonderful sunny morning.

West Norfolk Council operations manager Chris Durham said: “I’m really pleased with the way the town looks and despite the challenging weather conditions this year the gardens are a delight; ourHunstanton team backed up by the Adopt-a- Bed team have done a sterling job.”

In the Esplanade gardens Town Mayor James Johnson and deputy mayor Adrian Winnington joined the volunteers from the Royal British Legion, Adopt-a- bed team, the council team, the Anglia in Bloom committee and the judges for a group photograph.

Organiser of the Adopt-a-Bed team Max Dolby said: “It really is a grand day, the judges are smiling and they told me how pleased they were to be back in Hunstanton today.”