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Wimborne nominated as a Britain in Bloom Finalist 2018

For only the 6th time in Wimborne in Bloom's 26 year history the Town of Wimborne Minster has been nominated as a finalist in the Britain in Bloom Competition 2018. The announcement was made by Richard Nunn at the recent Annual Meeting of Wimborne in Bloom. The nomination comes as a result of Wimborne winning the Town Category in last year's Regional Competition with a Gold Award. Mr Nunn said, "Wimborne in Bloom is honoured to be nominated and look forward to the Britain in Bloom judges visit. We hope to repeat our success of 2012 when we were awarded the National Title although the additional work is not underestimated!"

Wimborne in Bloom AGM

Last year on account of the increase in the Town's population we were entered for the first time in the Town, instead of Small Town, category and it is in this category we will be entered into Britain in Bloom. We face stiff competition from eight other Towns ranging from Linlithgow in Scotland to the City of London. The Town will be judged twice, in July in the Regional Competition and in August for the National Competition.

We will need all the support possible from an abundance of hanging baskets to planters and window boxes overflowing with flowers. The Town too will need to be spotlessly clean so if you can help in any way do please get in touch with Richard Nunn on 01202 888793. You can be kept up to date with what is going on via our website: www.wimborneinbloom.org.uk

At the Annual Meeting Mr Nunn who was re-elected as Chairman gave a report on the activities of the group in its Silver Jubilee Year (2017) and presented the accounts which showed a small surplus of income over expenditure. Each year we need to raise in excess of £18,000 to enable us to provide all the summer and winter planting throughout the main areas of the Town. He mentioned the close working Partnership which exists between the Wimborne BID, the Town Council and Wimborne in Bloom and expressed thanks to our contractor Dutch Touch for ensuring the Town had another wonderful floral display. Special thanks were given to Little Banks Nursery who have provided us with hanging baskets for more than twenty years because as they are cutting back this year they will no longer be able to supply us. We welcome our new contractor Beecroft Nurseries.

The full list of Britain in Bloom finalists in the Town category for 2018 is as follows: