Friday is an important day for everyone here in Spalding to work together as the East Midlands in Bloom competition judges visit our town to assess it.
Many public spirited members of the community and businesses have tried their hardest to spruce the town up.
With recent press reports highlighting petty vandalism and litter, there is no better time to demonstrate that our town can do better. It’s a chance for anyone with pride in our town to get out and help, maybe by litter picking, tidying flower beds or a quick sweep of their business frontage.
The best Spalding has managed in recent years is a succession of Silver Gilt awards, one award below Gold. Last year, Spalding missed out on Gold by just one point.
We want to do better that this year and Gold is what we are looking for. If the whole town can pull together we can win that extra point to guarantee Gold for Spalding.
There are many unsung heroes who have worked hard, but well done in particular to the Garth and Priory schools for the help in creating a great show for the judges.
The Crescent has gone all out to create a good impression: the wonderful hanging baskets are worth seeing, as are the beautiful plants at The Hole in the Wall.