Wimborne Minster is celebrating winning the Small Town trophy in the Regional South & South East in Bloom competition.
The announcement that the town had been awarded gold was made at a ceremony held at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton on 17 September.
It’s the second time Wimborne Minster has achieved the title in the last four years and the judges said, “Wimborne in Bloom is in a word a ‘Bloom’ town. Nestled against a backdrop of its historic market town setting and offering the visitor an enchanting experience the town is a riot of colour and vibrancy. Community participation is at the core of this entry with an extensive portfolio of events and fundraising activities led by a team of volunteers who work tirelessly with dedication and pure love.”
Richard Nunn, Chairman of Wimborne in Bloom said, “Our achievements in the regional competition are a great accolade for our town made possible by a huge community effort and the support of so many – the committee, all our members and supporters many of whom spent hours weeding and litter picking around the town, the traders who take our hanging baskets and have helped by cleaning the areas outside their premises, the town and district councils and our planting and watering contractors Dutch Touch. Sincere thanks to you all.”