Holbeach into best kept towns and villages final

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Holbeach Town is through to the final round of the Best Kept Villages and Small Towns competition after achieving a near perfect score.

The three-phase contest, now in its 52nd year, aims to encourage residents throughout the region to appreciate their surroundings and take pride in their local communities.

Coun Graham Rudkin, head of voluntary group Holbeach in Bloom said: “We’re very proud because it is quite an achievement and that is down to the hard work of not just Holbeach in Bloom but the whole community.

“We’ve had a lot of positive comments from people passing through and businesses have said it has attracted more people to the town.”

Working with both the parish and local council, Holbeach in Bloom was set up three years ago to help clean up and maintain areas around Holbeach.

Made up of 20 volunteers, Holbeach in Bloom has grown over the years and now provides a vital role in ensuring the area remains beautiful.

Thanks to the hard work of the local charity and community members, Holbeach Hurn, Holbeach St Johns, Holbeach St Marks and Holbeach Town all made it through to te second round with 85 per cent approval ratings. Unfortunately, Holbeach Bank just missed out.

A final inspection will take place sometime over the next couple of weeks and the winner will be announced in early September,