Loughborough welcomes Bloom judges for 2022

Published: Thu 7th July, 2022

  • Council officers, Councillors, partners, volunteer groups and East Midland in Bloom judges outside Charnwood Museum
    Council officers, Councillors, partners, volunteer groups and East Midland in Bloom judges outside Charnwood Museum

Loughborough looked its stunning best as it took part in Loughborough in Bloom this week.

The East Midlands in Bloom judges visited the town on Wednesday July 6 to see the hard work put in over the past year by volunteers, community groups and Charnwood Borough Council working with its open spaces partner, idverde.

Loughborough is aiming for its eleventh gold award following 2021’s success.

A presentation first took place at the Outwoods in Loughborough to welcome the judges before they toured around the beautiful parks and open spaces of the town such as Queen’s Park, Loughborough University and Forest Road Green Belt.

The results of the judging will be announced in October.

Pat Cook, the Loughborough in Bloom chair, said: “I would like to say thank you to all of the partners, all the volunteers and the community who are involved in maintaining all of the open spaces in Loughborough.

“Everyone has worked tirelessly over the past year and we are hoping that this is rewarded by another top prize from the judges.”

Cllr Jenny Bokor, the Council’s lead member for Loughborough, said: “It was fantastic to welcome the judges back to Loughborough once again.

“So much hard work and dedication from volunteer and community groups has gone into our beautiful open spaces, which we have so much pride of and I want to thank every single one of them.

“I am sure the judges enjoyed their tour around the different communities and saw all of the hard work.

“Thank you to our open spaces partner, idverde and our waste contractor, Serco who both work all year round to ensure the town looks its best.

“Let’s hope for another gold award later in the year!”

This year’s Loughborough in Bloom portfolio can be found on the Council’s website.

The Council maintains over 600 acres of open spaces in the borough through its partner idverde. It is part of the Council’s commitment to care for the local environment