Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Village prepares for judges

JUDGES will visit Goring to assess its Britain in Bloom bid on July 15.

JUDGES will visit Goring to assess its Britain in Bloom bid on July 15.

Volunteers have put up 48 hanging baskets around the village as part of its fourth annual entry to the contest.

There are also five planters, nine troughs and a number of mangers while several run-down areas have been renovated, including a corner of the Gardiner recreation ground, off Upper Red Cross Road.

Organiser Stephanie Bridle said: “Everything is in place now and it seems to be going really well. The baskets are looking glorious and everyone is commenting on how lovely the recreation ground looks.

“We’ve got a bit of greenfly on our sweet peas but we’re tackling that organically.



“We’re hoping people will keep their frontages looking nice and clean for when the judges arrive.”

Mrs Bridle, of Cleeve Road, said several new volunteers had come forward to help her committee.

She said: “I have a feeling that people are more aware of what we’re doing. We’ve had some more offers of help and donations — I think people are grateful for the benefits the scheme brings.”

Since first competing in 2012, Goring has won two silver gilt certificates and one gold in the small town category of the competition’s Thames and Chilterns region.



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