Blooming good effort judged


Adter many weeks of BigTidyUp days and several projects it was finally time to show the results of all the hard work the volunteers had put in as East Midlands in Bloom judges, Martin Hardy and John Simpson, visited Caistor.

Touring the town and being greeted by members of various organisations to talk about the specific areas visited, the judges were particularly impressed by the strong community spirit.

New to the town this year are the Market Place and Bus Stop planters, built by CiB committee member Steve Penney of Waltham Herbs, which the judges were very well impressed by as the wood had been painted effectively to make them more durable.

New beds have been dug at the police station and flower barrels, reclaimed from the Market Place, have been re-used to provide seating.

Also on display were some imaginative posters designed by children at the primary school to try and reduce litter pollution and dog fouling.

And, of course, the new Arts and Heritage Centre was another highlight for the visitors.

The judges were taken to further out premises in transport provided Swish Cars, as well as a more traditional horse and carriage, provided by Stone Farm Carriages of Thoresway.

President Ernie Brown thanked the judges and said he was delighted to see so many members of the community from all ‘walks’ taking such an active role in helping to promote Caistor so well and acknowledged the tremendous support from everyone.

The Caistor in Bloom Group must now wait for their results, which will be announced at an awards ceremony in Oadby and Wigston on Wednesday, September 14.

Further details as to how you can volunteer to help Caistor in Bloom can be gained from any group member or Deborah Barker on 01472 851883.

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