Colourful calendar

PUBLISHED: 15:40 13 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:47 10 June 2010

MULTI award-winning Exmouth in Bloom have had to double the print run of their newly published 2009 calendar following their recent national and regional successes. The new calendar - the proceeds of which are vital to the group's entry to the Britain in

MULTI award-winning Exmouth in Bloom have had to double the print run of their newly published 2009 calendar following their recent national and regional successes.The new calendar - the proceeds of which are vital to the group's entry to the Britain in Bloom competition next year - depicts public displays throughout the town, including those at Manor Gardens.They also show private gardens, displays by local businesses and residents and pictures of volunteers - including school children - working towards this year's success.Last year they printed 250 and were sold out within days - but this year they are printing 500 after Exmouth was named best large coastal town in Britain at the national Britain in Bloom Awards.And regionally they bagged a gold award and the St Bridget Cup in the South West in Bloom competition.Chairman of Exmouth in Bloom Pat Graham said: "The calendar shows a mixture of hanging baskets, parks, displays and private gardens."Because we sold out last year, we thought this year they would be even more popular."She added that the proceeds would go to help next year's displays - and that while East Devon District Council paid for much of the work, to match this year's success they needed to raise the funds.Pat added: "We have to pay for many of the flower troughs including the ones near the Strand Inn, in The Parade, The Magnolia Centre and Tower Street, as well as the planters in Exeter Road - it costs around £2,000 a year." The calendar is £4 and available from the Exe Boat Sales at the Harbour, Tourist Information, the Town Hall, the Card Shop, in Exmouth Indoor Market, and Durawhite Windows, on The Strand.

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