Tuesday, July 15: Time for judging

PUBLISHED: 16:28 15 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:18 10 June 2010

EVERY minute counts for Exmouth in Bloom members who are making sure the town looks its best ahead of the South West in Bloom judges' visit on Friday, July 18. The pressure is on for the volunteer group because, not only are they defending the title for t

EVERY minute counts for Exmouth in Bloom members who are making sure the town looks its best ahead of the South West in Bloom judges' visit on Friday, July 18.

The pressure is on for the volunteer group because, not only are they defending the title for the St Bridget Cup, but for the first time the town is representing the South West in the national final of Britain in Bloom.

The green-fingered volunteers and the district council's Streetscene team have been working to make sure parks and gardens are in tip-top condition.

As many hands make light work, anyone interested in helping on the morning of the judging is asked to take along their own tools and meet the team at 8.30am in the town council office car park.

Exmouth in Bloom chairman Pat Graham said: "I would like to ask everyone to help where possible, including local businesses - even something small like removing weeds or litter from outside your own property or business premises can make a world of difference to the judging route," said Mrs Graham. "This year in particular, we have to be on our mettle as, not only are we defending the title for the St Bridget cup, but for the first time we are representing the South West in the national final, which puts us into a much higher judging league."

The judges are expected to spend two-and-a-half hours visiting the town centre, parks and gardens, the seafront and quayside before taking a trip to Brixington, Withycombe and Littleham.

The judging route also includes a visit to the Salterton Road recycling centre and the Liverton Business Park.For more information about helping the group, contact Pat Graham on (01395) 273423.

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