Bloom time

PUBLISHED: 13:15 25 April 2009 | UPDATED: 16:02 11 May 2010

THE OFFICIAL launch of this year s Royston in Bloom campaign was at a Blooms Night. The event took place at Royston Town Hall and was attended by over 60 people.

Chairman of Royston in Bloom, Angela Louch, said: Everyone who attended was enthused and

THE OFFICIAL launch of this year's Royston in Bloom campaign was at a Blooms Night.

The event took place at Royston Town Hall and was attended by over 60 people.

Chairman of Royston in Bloom, Angela Louch, said: "Everyone who attended was enthused and encouraged to keep up the excellent work and are hoping for good results when the town is judged for Anglia in Bloom.

"The evening encouraged planting, cleaning and community involvement within the town."

Indeed, planning is already underway for Royston's Anglia in Bloom entry, which is being supported by The Crow, and the evening was attended by representatives from the Anglia in Bloom organisers, who explained the some of the details of the campaign and criteria for marking by Anglia in Bloom judges.

Main speaker Ken Akers then gave an illustrated talk entitled Sinks, Troughs & Containers.

Describing the talk as "enlightening", Mrs Louch said: "Ken has transformed his own garden into a delightful haven of planted containers and he gave advice for planting and placing these in even the most unfavourable conditions."

Judging for Anglia in Bloom takes place in July. Royston won a silver award in 2005 and 2007, and Mrs Louch and the rest of the team are confident of the town's chances this time around.

She said: "Royston remains the only town in North Hertfordshire to participate in this way. Living in a well loved and cared for town is appreciated by Royston residents and visitors alike."

Anyone wishing to enter their garden or outdoor area in the Royston in Bloom competition can pick up an entry form from Royston Town Hall, the library, and The Crow offices in Angel Pavement. The closing date for entries is June 18, and judging will take place during the week commencing June 22.

More information is available at the town hall, or by visiting the In Bloom pages on the Royston town council website www.roystontowncouncil.gov.uk

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