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South & South East in Bloom 2018

In Bloom committee with South and South East trophy and certificates

Photo: The Wimborne in Bloom committee with their chairman, Richard Nunn (centre) holding the winning trophy, Peter Glancy (left) holding the Dorset County Winner Certificate and Chris Hooker (right) holding the Town Winner certificate, together with Town Crier Chris Brown who did a special cry just before the picture was taken. Photos courtesy Tom Scrase.

The South and South East in Bloom Awards Ceremony took place at the Amex Stadium, Brighton on Friday 14th September with superb results for Wimborne Minster. For the fifth successive year a Gold Award was given and the Town was also the Town category winner for the second year running. Additionally Wimborne Minster was announced as the County Winner, by achieving the highest score of all of the Dorset 'In Bloom' entries.

Joe Talbot congratulates the Wimborne in Bloom team

Photo: Radio presenter Joe Talbot with Peter Glancy and Chris Hooker from Wimborne in Bloom holding the Town category awards

The Judges summary from their visit was:

"The judges visited Wimborne on a warm day and were afforded an equally warm welcome. Wimborne is certainly a Town of flowers with everyone entering into the spirit with floral displays everywhere you looked. Wimborne had pulled out all the stops to show the Town off to its best."

Ruth Growney congratulates the Wimborne in Bloom team

Photo: Ruth Growney congratulating Richard Nunn and Peter Glancy on receiving the Dorset County Award

Wimborne in Bloom Chairman, Richard Nunn, was also delighted and commented that these words reflected what many members of the public have also been saying and letters to the press recently have highlighted the magnificent displays throughout the Town. He added that the public recognition rewarded the hard work and support given by so many people and supporters together with a hard-working Committee. He also thanked Dutch Touch who planted, and have watered, all the planters and Beecroft Nurseries who supplied the hanging baskets – both of these excelled themselves and supported Wimborne in Bloom magnificently.

South and South East trophy and certificates

Photo: Wimborne in Bloom chairman Richard Nunn with the South and South East Trophy, Peter Glancy (left) with Dorset County Award and Susie Gatrell (right) with Town Winner certificate.

Wimborne in Blooms own Awards Ceremony takes place on Saturday (22nd September) in Allenbourn Middle School commencing at 2.30pm. All interested 'In Bloomers' are welcome.

The result of Wimborne's entry into the National Britain in Bloom Competition will not be known until the middle of October.

Judging - July 2018

Wimborne in Bloom committee with South and South East judges

Photo: The Judges, Peter Holman (next to Richard Nunn) and Kevin Taitt (white shirt) in Town with the Mayor, Cllr Mrs Kelly Webb, Chairman of Wimborne in Bloom, Richard Nunn (on the right) and other members of the Wimborne in Bloom Committee together with the Town Crier Chris Brown (on the left).

Two Judges from South and South East in Bloom Peter Holman and Kevin Taitt visited Wimborne on Thursday 19th July to judge the Town in the Regional in Bloom Competition. They were greeted at the Town Hall by the Mayor, Cllr Mrs Kelly Webb along with Chairman of Wimborne in Bloom, Richard Nunn and other members of the Wimborne in Bloom Committee. Following a presentation on Wimborne in Bloom the judges went on a tour of the Town which included a walk down West Borough, the Square and the High Street. They visited the Priest House Museum Garden and viewed the new planters in Crown Mead. A visit to St John's School had some of the pupils showing the judges their skills at growing their own vegetables etc. It was then a walk along the River Allen and through Willow Walk before culminating at the Model Town.

Peter Holman, who is Chairman of South and South East in Bloom said, "In Bloom is the most powerful tool for bringing together a community to improve the quality of life and wellbeing".

Highlights from the town's Summer Floral Display.