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Get set for Rugby In Bloom

Published: 16th June 2010 14:32

Get Set for Rugby In Bloom

Rugby's lamp posts will soon be adorned with beautiful hanging baskets ahead of this year's In Bloom competitions

The baskets, which will be put up throughout the town centre, are all part of the borough's annual Rugby in Bloom Competition - and its entry into the regional Heart of England in Bloom campaign.

In July, Rugby will be visited by judges from the regional 'Heart of England in Bloom', which is all part of the RHS Britain in Bloom campaign.

Rugby's entry will consist of a tour of the town centre to see the input of local business into the scheme before touring the town to visit various locations including Rugby School, Newbold Quarry Nature Reserve and the Harris School Gardening Club.

This year's theme is celebrating 21 years of making Rugby Bloom and looks to celebrate the efforts of all those that help to make Rugby a better place to live, work and visit.

Rugby has a national reputation in the competition, and the town and borough regularly attains a Gold medal - the highest accolade possible.

Prospective entrants still have plenty of time to enter the Rugby in Bloom competition, which closes on 2 July

Cllr Dr Mark Williams, portfolio holder for the Sustainable Environment, said: "With a harsh winter behind us we are expecting some fantastic blooms this summer.  And as we're now celebrating the 21st anniversary of the first ‘In Bloom' competition, we want to encourage as many people as possible to get on board and make Rugby in Bloom 2010 the best competition ever.

"We are also really looking forward to showing the judges round the town.  They're always very impressed with our displays and I'm sure they will be this year too."

For more information, visit www.rugby.gov.uk/RugbyinBloom.



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