Picture: Paul Tibbs
Safer Summer Staycation

It was clean-up time in Downham Market on Sunday in preparation for a visit from the Anglia in Bloom judges. 

A band of In Bloom committee members, town councillors and volunteers put the finishing touches to the town’s entry into the prestigious Anglia in Bloom competition.

They checked alleyways while members of the local Boys’ Brigade cleaned a footpath near the Nelson Academy.

The clean-up took place despite the heavy rain and Morrisons store provided refreshments for everyone.

The judges were greeted on Tuesday by an ensemble from Hillcrest Primary School and a choir from the Nelson Academy.

The judges spent more than two hours inspecting various areas and then returned to the town hall to look at the seed trays made by local school children and the containers made by care homes.

Everyone tucked into a slice of a special In Bloom cake in the shape of a garden made by bakers Knicats Ltd.

Pam Sharp, Downham in Bloom chairman, said they received positive feedback from the judges who were pleased with many areas.

Results of the judging will be made public in September