Heart of England in Bloom Competition

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Shrewsbury Town Council will once again be leading the town’s Heart of England in Bloom bid this summer.

The Town Council is back to lead Shrewsbury’s floral bid once more, with the support of members of the Shrewsbury in Bloom committee which includes several community volunteers and council officers from both the town and unitary authorities.

This year the town is entering the Small City category in both the Heart of England in Bloom regional and the national Britain in Bloom competitions.

Thousands of colourful blooms will be planted out around town in the many hanging baskets, tubs and floral beds, with more than 30,000 plants alone apportioned for Shrewsbury’s 365-days-a-year show garden in the Dingle.

Both the Heart of England in Bloom and Britain in Bloom judges are due to visit the town in July when the many floral arrangements will be adjudicated against exacting criteria.

“Our staff take pride in upholding Shrewsbury’s reputation as a Town of Flowers and it’s a pride we hope extends to all of our residents, shops and businesses, especially with Bloom judging drawing near,” said Town Clerk, Helen Ball.

“With that in mind we would ask local people to adopt a steadfast intolerance towards any defacement to the floral displays within the town centre.”

Members of the public are asked to call 101 immediately if they are witness to any damage being caused.