This archive post is from September 2018, part of series of blog posts marking the Wimborne Mayor's year 2018/2019. For the rest of this archive click here.

Wimborne in Bloom Prize Giving

With WiB ‘crew’

I was invited along to Allenbourne School Saturday afternoon to help award the prizes of Wimborne in Bloom’s annual competitions.  They range from poetry to art and commercial to residential floral displays.  Many categories for different types of community engagement.

After I’d thawed out from the earlier engagement in the town at the street party, I was quite excited to see who all the winners were.  We started with the children from various schools who had submitted paintings on the theme of ‘Wimborne through the ages’.  I helped judge these a couple of months ago.

Each child was given a certificate and a little gift.

After the first session, it was on to the serious stuff!  The adults and business awards.  Each of those winners received a certificate and a trophy of some sort, along with vouchers for garden centres.  The trophys are only kept for the year – I guess the challenge is to hang on to it!!

Prize winners

Waiting for the good news

It was a great turn out from the community, it seems quite a record number of ‘winners’ were present to accept their awards, which is great news!

Well done to Wimborne in Bloom for making all this happen and of course for winning the best town award recently (and getting the highest score of all towns whatever the size, in the County)!

I said a few words at the end of let people know that we are also shortlisted for a Great British High Street award.  A shortlist of only 13 towns!  Judges are coming to town on Thursday but in the meantime, 30% of the vote is from ‘you’!  So to vote, all you need to do is go to to Facebook or Twitter and in your post, do #myhighstreet and #gbhswimborne and there’s your vote right there!