Sun shines on In Bloom judges’ visit

Long Sutton'Long Sutton in bloom judging'Names: front - Marian Rowlands and Kay Jenkinson, Paul Ingham and Richard Gold, back - John Simpson and Sid James
Long Sutton'Long Sutton in bloom judging'Names: front - Marian Rowlands and Kay Jenkinson, Paul Ingham and Richard Gold, back - John Simpson and Sid James

JUDGES were able to ditch their brollies when they inspected the efforts of In Bloom committees in Long Sutton and Sutton Bridge.

In Sutton Bridge the judges were able to inspect the efforts that have been put in at the Curlew Centre, including encouraging community involvement by commissioning Peele Community College students to create two murals marking the Queen’s Jubilee and the Olympics.

Their visit also coincided with the church flower festival.

Janet Blundell said: “It was a very positive visit and we were all very encouraged”

In Long Sutton, the judges were also given a tour of the town to view the fruits of the town’s labours to bring colour to a range of beds and baskets.

Vice chairman Barry Meade said: “The judges seemed impressed and we are optimistic of getting another gold.”