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Work begins to ensure Howe Bridge is the best in bloom
11:30am Saturday 2nd November 2013 in News
THE future is looking rosy for Howe Bridge.
Dedicated volunteers working under The Bridgers community banner will represent the north west in next year’s National In Bloom competition.
It was a highly successful day for Wigan in the regional event.
The Bridgers won the gold award in the urban communities category and also the category winner’s trophy as Wigan scooped another gold and category winner’s trophy in the Best Metropolitan Borough class.
Shevington won the award for the best portfolio, Mesnes Park was judged the best heritage area and Standish took the large town silver gilt award.
Following the wins by the Bridgers and Shevington, both groups have been nominated to represent the north west in their respective categories in the 2014 National In Bloom competition.
“Planning and work for next year’s competition will start immediately and it has been agreed that both groups will work together to ensure that we present the best possible entries for the competition,” said an elated Bridgers’ In Bloom co-ordinator Terry Daly.
“Last year we won gold in the large village category and took the overall award and the heritage trophy for our heritage trail. We thought we couldn’t do any better but they put us in the urban community class. In 2012 nobody earned a gold in that class so for us to get a gold and be judged overall winners and to be selected to represent the north west is fantastic.”
Terry is hoping more volunteers will join the Bridgers’ quest to have Howe Bridge recognised as the nation’s best.
If you want to be a part of their success contact Terry on 01942 603175 or 07412 521040.
You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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