North West in Bloom assessors are heading into Northwich on Monday (6th August) to evaluate the work that has been carried out by the Northwich in Bloom team over the past year.
Organised by the RHS, as part of the national Britain in Bloom competition, judges will follow a planned route across the town whilst assessing Northwich’s entry against set criteria.
Northwich BID established the first Northwich in Bloom group at the end of October 2017.
Since then, those joining in have worked tirelessly to ensure that Northwich’s floral displays are in top condition and that they create an environment that the people of Northwich can be proud of.
Various activities and events have taken place throughout the spring and summer months, including: the installation of hanging baskets and railing baskets on key gateways into Northwich, planting at various sites (such as River Park and Northwich Cenotaph) and the delivery of activities in conjunction with Grozone Community Garden.
Local businesses have shown their enthusiasm by decorating shop fronts, gardens, bars and shopping areas in a bid to win the Best Dressed Business competition.
BID manager Jane Hough has stated how grateful she is for all the hard work that has been put in by businesses, volunteers and the community as a whole.
Jane said: “The town has developed so much over the past couple of years but the hard work has really shone this summer.
“Our goal is to create an environment where floral displays, conservation and ecological impact, as well as public engagement, interest and participation is at the heart of everything we do.”
She added: “I want to say a huge thank you to all of the organisations and community groups that have played an integral part in making Northwich ‘bloom’, we couldn’t have done it without them.”
Although having only just begun its ‘In Bloom’ journey, the Northwich team have made great strides in a short period of time and are striving for gold.
Judging day doesn’t mark the end of the road though as the Northwich in Bloom group has plenty ideas and plans to keep them busy in the months ahead.