MALDON IN BLOOM 2016 COMPETITION
The Maldon in Bloom team have been working hard over the past few months, in preparation for this year’s competition in June, of which the theme is the River Blackwater. As the competition enters its 19th year, we are hoping it will be the best yet, with even more fabulous gardens on display!
The team holds monthly meetings, visits local schools, works with community groups, and carries out work parties; tree planting, bulb planting and most recently a litter pick along the Chelmer and Blackwater Canal. We are always looking for ways to improve the competition and to make it as inclusive as possible to the whole community, so this year we have created 2 new categories; best residential home and best florally decorated shop window. The aim of the competition is to promote pride in the local environment and to celebrate the magnificent green spaces in our town.
Immediately after Maldon in Bloom week finishes in June, we start preparations for the Anglia in Bloom judges in July. During the visit, the judges will get to see a number of the amazing community projects and gardens that the town has to offer. In 2015 Maldon was awarded GOLD in the Anglia in Bloom competition and was chosen as the most improved entry across the entire Anglian region. After many years of trying, this is recognition for the hard work and dedication put in by lots of people, to make Maldon the lovely place that it is for fellow residents and visitors to enjoy.
If you would like to enter please contact Jennifer Eva at Maldon Town Council on 01621 857373.