Town hopes to impress judges in the East Midlands in Bloom competition

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A community effort is underway as judgment day for Bourne’s entry into the East Midlands in Bloom competition approaches.

The judging for Bourne’s entry will take place on Thursday, July 10 at 2.30pm.

Last year a community effort ensured Bourne picked up a silver gilt award in the competition and The Willoughby School in South Road received a special judges’ award.

With the judges visit around the corner the community is being encouraged to come out and help the Bourne in Bloom committee have one last push to spruce up the town.

A team of volunteers will be cleaning up the town by collecting litter, cleaning the planters and tidying up the area to be visited by the 
judges.

On Saturday next week the Rotary Club of Bourne St Peter will be clearing litter from the bypass from the Elsea Park Roundabout entrance up to the roundabout at the Stamford and Bourne junction.

The team will meet at 10am in the car park at the Sugar Mill.

Bourne in Bloom committee member Nelly Jacobs said: “Following the hard work by members of the Rotary Club of Bourne St Peter and the many other organisations, including schools, that have adopted planters or placed floral displays outside their businesses and houses, 
the town centre is already looking much more 
colourful.

“A big thank you to everyone.

“Many organisations and individuals previously involved have already pledged to give up their time on that day to impress the judges, including pupils and staff from the Bourne 
Academy who have agreed to come out again on the day itself to do last minute litter picking.”

If you can help in the general clear up please telephone Nelly Jacobs on 01778 426123 or if you would like to join the Rotarians on Saturday next week, please phone Jacky 
Summers on 07551010080.