Bury is keeping its fingers crossed for a tenth year of success in the annual North West in Bloom competition.
The judges were in the borough yesterday (Monday 29 July), looking at sites in Bury and Radcliffe, and their findings will be known in the autumn.
Councillor Tony Isherwood, cabinet member for environment, said: “We’ve done tremendously well in the past, but we can never afford to rest on our laurels – we’re always keen to make our parks, gardens, street scenes and public areas looking their best. We also take the chance to encourage recycling and community involvement.
“I want to thank the many residents, volunteers and businesses who play a huge part in this competition and for helping to make our borough look as good as it does. It all combines to enhance a sense of civic pride and make Bury a great place for locals and visitors alike.”
The pressure remains for next week, when judges from Britain in Bloom visit the borough.
Press release issued: 31 July 2013.
Picture attached: The North West in Bloom judges (right of picture: Graham Jones, Stephen Lowe and Brendan Cook) outside Bury Town Hall, with the Mayor and Mayoress of Bury, Cllr Sharon Briggs and Mrs Shirley Rabbitt, and Cllr Mike Connolly, leader of the council.