Exmouth chosen to enter Britain in Bloom

PUBLISHED: 10:00 23 November 2015

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Exmouth will be going up against the best-presented towns in the country next year, after it was selected to enter Britain in Bloom.

The town has been chosen for the national contest after winning gold in the South West in Bloom competition this summer - the fifth year in a row it has achieved that feat.

The last time Exmouth competed in Britain in Bloom, in 2008, it won in the large coastal town category, so there is a winning pedigree to live up to. Exmouth in Bloom chairman Ann Wheeler said: “It is an honour, because there are only about half a dozen towns in the coastal category from around Britain.

“Just to be nominated is fantastic. It’s not something you enter yourself, you are just picked, so it’s rather nice.”

Reacting to the news, Exmouth mayor Maddy Chapman said: “It will be wonderful. I’m sure Exmouth in Bloom will do us proud – they’re very good.

“The town will be well behind them.”

Ann says Exmouth in Bloom is not planning to make any changes to its usual operations for the national contest.

It will enter South West in Bloom as usual, and those judges will be visiting the town in July, with Britain in Bloom judges then visiting around a month later.

Ann said: “The things we are doing and the council do are meant to last all summer anyway, so we will be doing much the same.

“We have obviously done something right this year and need to carry on doing it next year.”

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