On a bright and sunny Monday morning (29th July) the Town of Wimborne Minster welcomed the two Judges from Britain in Bloom. The Town was nominated by the South and South East in Bloom Region as a finalist having won the Town title in the Regional Competition last year. The Judges Kim Parish and Mel Henley arrived at the Town Hall to be greeted by the Town Mayor Cllr Shane Bartlett, the Chairman of Wimborne in Bloom Richard Nunn and other Members of the Wimborne in Bloom Committee. Following a presentation on Wimborne in Bloom the judges went on a two and a half hour tour of the Town. They were shown around the Town including visits to Redcotts Recreation Ground, Wimborne First School, the Allenview Estate, walked along the River Allen and through Willow Walk to Crown Mead. They visited the Priest House Museum Garden and then the High Street where they received a special ‘cry’ of welcome from Town Crier Chris Brown before walking into The Square. They visited the Leaze allotments before concluding the Tour at the Model Town.
Mel Henley said after the judging, “it was great to be in Wimborne today and see all the efforts of the Wimborne in Bloom Team and their Partners. It was fantastic to see how the different Partners work together to improve this beautiful town”. Kim Parish added “The community and their passion for improvement shone through and this was evident in your new plastic free status and recent river clean”.
The results of the National Judging will not be known until the end of October so please help us to keep everywhere looking clean and tidy for the sake of residents and visitors alike.
PHOTO: The Judges Kim Parish and Mel Henley with Chairman of Wimborne in Bloom Richard Nunn. The Town Mayor, Cllr Shane Bartlett and Town Crier, Chris Brown and other members of the Wimborne in Bloom Team at the Town Hall before judging commenced.