North West in Bloom assessors are heading into Northwich this Monday 6th August to evaluate the work that has been carried out by the Northwich in Bloom team over the past year.
Run by the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) as part of Britain in Bloom, the judges will follow a planned route across the town whilst assessing Northwich’s entry against RHS criteria.
The Northwich Business Improvement District (BID) established the first Northwich in Bloom group at the end of October 2017. Since then, the team have worked tirelessly to ensure that Northwich’s floral displays are in top condition and create a working and living 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 and railing baskets on key gateways to Northwich, planting with partners and the community at various sites such as River Park and Northwich Cenotaph and the delivery of activities in conjunction with Grozone Community Garden.
The local businesses in the town centre have shown a lot of enthusiasm by decorating shop fronts, gardens, bars and shopping areas in a bid to win the Best Dressed Business competition.
CRS Consultants were also out with the Northwich BID team recently dead-heading flowers to ensure the flower baskets are in tip top condition before judging day.
BID Manager Jane Hough has stated how extremely grateful she is for all of the hard work that has been put in over the past couple of months by businesses, volunteers and the community as a whole.
“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.
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 a wealth of ideas and plans for the future.
The BID team have arranged some exciting summer activities to coincide with the judge’s visit this Monday. Visitors will enjoy performances throughout the day from Frooj and Fred, Micky Toons, and Madame Zucchini in the town centre.
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