Town’s looking its best for Bloom judges

HANGING baskets and plants are beautifying shops and houses in Caistor as the town awaits the arrival of East Midlands in Bloom judges.

Judges for the Best Large Village category will be in Caistor today, Wednesday, to go on a tour of the town visiting places such as the grammar school and fish supplier Sealord.

Many members of the community and businesses will be on the route to offer advice and information on what has been achieved so far.

Bloom judges will be looking for things like the design, planting and maintenance of open spaces, shopping areas, residential and community gardening, as well as care of the environment and involvement of all sectors of the community.

Last year Caistor in Bloom achieved 172 points giving it gold status – this year it is hoping to represent the area at Britain in Bloom.

Coun Alan Caine is impressed by everyone’s efforts.

He said: “Together our partnership working is amazing. So many people throughout the community all working together for the good of Caistor has proved invaluable.”

Residents have also taken part in a big town tidy up to make sure Caistor looks its best when the judges visit.

East Midlands in Bloom spokesman Peter Benham said: “Despite the weather, we are sure that all the entrants involved with the Bloom will once again excel in providing colourful floral displays, having pride in their local area and involving everyone in their community.”

The results of the East Midlands in Bloom competition will be announced during a ceremony at Springfields Festival Gardens in Spalding on Wednesday, September 12.