Gardeners to keep borough colourful as Bloom is launched
KEEN gardeners came together as the starting gun was fired on this year’s Spelthorne in Bloom competition.
The contest, which has been running since 1989, encourages residents, businesses, pubs, schools and churches to brighten up the borough with flowers.
This year’s campaign was officially launched at the Notcutts Garden Centre in Staines Road, Laleham, with the winners of the children’s poster competition announced by committee chairman Nick Wood-Dow.
Triumphing in the nine to 11-year-old hand-drawn category was Jessica Edward of Town Farm Primary School in Stanwell. Her royal design is being used on this year’s promotional material.
Mr Wood-Dow said: “The committee was united in its choice and it will go all round the borough this year.”
Categories in the competition include Best Kept Front Garden, Best Hanging Basket and Best Kept Public House display – sponsored by the Informer’s sister paper, the Surrey Advertiser.
Speaking to the audience, outgoing Mayor of Spelthorne Cllr Mark Francis paid tribute to the community spirit in the borough.
“Doing Spelthorne in Bloom just enhances that and enhances Spelthorne, as we get to see such beautiful flowers,” he said.
The deadline for entries this year is June 24 and winners are announced at a ceremony in the autumn.
Mayor of Spelthorne, Cllr Mark Francis, with all of the Winners of the Best Hand Drawn Poster at the launch of Spelthorne in Bloom at Notscutts Garden Centre in Laleham.