HENLEY is keeping fingers crossed after the town was judged in the regional finals of this year’s Britain in Bloom competition last Thursday.
Two judges for the Thames and Chilterns region were given a two-hour tour of the town, which included a boat trip along the Thames.
Judges Mike Gass and Anne Kempson were met in Mill Meadows by parks manager Gareth Bartle, who drove them to one of the oldest buildings in Henley, the Chantry House, adjacent to St Mary’s Church.
Members of Henley in Bloom gave a presentation of some examples of their work and future plans for the town, including the Henley Standard’s Going for Gold campaign and teaming up with Brakspear to create new beer Blooming Marvellous.
The judges then began the tour, which was led by Mr Bartle and Kellie Hinton, who chairs the Henley in Bloom committee.