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In Bloom set to impress judges

Judges looking at a garden area in a street.

Examples of horticultural achievement and community participation are just two of the areas that judges from South and South East in Bloom will be assessing when they arrive in Farnham next week.

Farnham in Bloom has once again entered two categories in the region’s largest annual horticultural campaign. The judges will be scoring Farnham’s entry into the Large Town category on Tuesday 11 July and the Town Centre category on Wednesday 12 July.

To see the best of what Farnham in Bloom has to offer, the judges will be taken on a tour of the communities around Farnham that have taken part in this year’s campaign. As part of the Large Town judging, the judges’ tour will include a visit to The Bourne and Middle Bourne community wildlife garden, the Bourne Beautification Project and Bishop’s Meadow.

One of the highlights of the town centre judges’ visit will be a performance by young people from The Dance Movement at Gostrey Meadow. The theme for this year’s dance extravaganza is the environment and the effects of urbanisation. Through specially created dances, the young people will explore the negative effect humans are having on the environment and the change we can make through simple actions.

The dance will take place on 12 July at 10.25am. It has been divided into three sections and will be performed in three different locations at Gostrey Meadow. Around 90 young people from 16 local schools will be taking part.

Councillor Stephen Hill, Lead Member for Farnham in Bloom says: “The judges will be shown some of Farnham’s most beautiful areas and will meet members of the Farnham in Bloom community. The carefully planned judging route is designed to show off Farnham’s best floral assets!

“I am looking forward to pausing during the town centre judging to watch The Dance Movement perform Make that Change. This thought provoking and topical piece aims to communicate the effects mankind is having on the environment and how cars are polluting towns.”

In preparation for judging, everybody is urged to do their bit by taking a few moments to pick up any litter or to sweep up outside their shop, business or home. The judging of Britain in Bloom will take place next month on Monday 7 August. The judges will be taken on the Large Town category tour route.

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