Melton going for gold in significant flower competition

East Midlands in Bloom judge Doug Stacey is given a tour of the town by representatives of MMBC, Melton in Bloom, Town Estate and Melton Bid. PHOTO: Tim Williams
East Midlands in Bloom judge Doug Stacey is given a tour of the town by representatives of MMBC, Melton in Bloom, Town Estate and Melton Bid. PHOTO: Tim Williams
0
Have your say

Members of Melton Business Improvement District (BID), who have entered the East Midlands in Bloom competition for the second year running, are hoping the judges award them top marks.

Last year the town won a silver-gilt award for its displays, losing out by just five marks. This time members are going for gold.

For the first time, the group has also been shortlisted to represent Melton and the region in the National Britain in Bloom finals, with the theme ‘Painting The Town Red’ commemorating World War One.

Shelagh Core, Melton town centre and BID manager, said: “Judge Doug Stacey was taken on a tour of the town’s flower displays earlier this month, which showcase our proud heritage.

“We’d like to thank the ongoing support from businesses, community groups and Melton in Bloom.”

Representatives of Melton BID will find out in September if they have won the regional title, with judging for the national title taking place in August and the results also being announced in September.

n Pictured is East Midlands in Bloom judge Doug Stacey with representatives of Melton Council, Melton in Bloom, Melton Town Estate and Melton Bid. PHOTO: Tim Williams