Bloom judges visit stunning Loughborough

Published: Wed 10th July, 2024

Loughborough was looking its best as the Loughborough in Bloom judging took place on Wednesday, July 10.

The town, which is aiming for its 13th gold award, welcomed East Midlands in Bloom judges to showcase the hard work which has been put in over the last year by volunteers and community groups.

Charnwood Borough Council alongside its partners idverde and Serco work with the Loughborough in Bloom board each year to ensure the town flourishes.

A presentation took place in Mountfields Allotments before judges toured glorious open spaces including Queen’s Park, Forest Road Greenbelt and Loughborough University.

The results of the judging will be announced at the awards ceremony in September.

Pat Cook, chair of Loughborough in Bloom, said: “I would like to thank all of our community groups, volunteers and partners who work all year round to help keep Loughborough looking its absolute best.

“It was a pleasure to welcome the East Midlands in Bloom judges and I hope that the tireless work that has been put in is rewarded with another top prize.”

Cllr Anne Gray, the Council’s lead member for waste, open spaces and leisure facilities, said: “I am so pleased to welcome the East Midlands in Bloom judges to Loughborough once again to visit our open spaces which we take great pride in.

“There’s so much work that goes into our green spaces and I would like to thank everyone involved in the maintenance of them including the Council’s open spaces partner, idverde and our waste contractor, Serco.”

Loughborough has also been named as a finalist for the Britain in Bloom awards in the small city category. Judging for the national awards will take place in August.

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

The Council would also like to wish the very best to other towns and villages in the borough who are also taking part in the East Midlands in Bloom judging.