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South and South East in Bloom Competition 2014

For the first time since 2011 the Town of Wimborne Minster has won the Small Town Title in the Regional South and South East in Bloom Competition with a Gold Award. The Regional 'In Bloom 'Results were announced at the Awards Ceremony held at the American Express Community Stadium, Brighton, the home of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club today, Wednesday 17th September. The Awards were presented by Chris Collins, Celebrity Gardener.

Chris Collins presenting the Award in Brighton

Chris Collins presenting the Award in Brighton to Richard Nunn, Chairman (left) and Anthony Oliver (Committee Member (right).

Members of the Wimborne in Bloom Committee with Chairman
Richard Nunn

Members of the Wimborne in Bloom Committee with Chairman Richard Nunn,(third from right) holding the Award Certificate on arrival back in town after receiving the Award.

The judges said, "Wimborne in Bloom is in a word a 'Bloom' Town. Nestled against a backdrop of its historic market town setting and offering the visitor an enchanting experience the town is a riot of colour and vibrancy. Community participation is at the core of this entry with an extensive portfolio of events and fundraising activities led by a team of volunteers who work tirelessly with dedication and pure love".

Richard Nunn, Chairman of Wimborne in Bloom speaking after the Awards Ceremony said, "our achievements in the Regional Competition are a great accolade for our Town made possible by a huge community effort and the support of so many - the Committee, all our members and supporters many of whom spent hours weeding and litter picking around the town, the traders who take our hanging baskets and have helped by cleaning the areas outside their premises, the Town and District Councils and our planting and watering Contractors Dutch Touch. Sincere thanks to you all.