Battle of the blooms

A battle of the blooms began last night after Sheringham vowed to win back a coveted award from a rival seaside town. Yarmouth received gold this year in Anglia in Bloom, and despite recently being named one of the top five coastal towns at the prestigious Britain in Bloom, Sheringham's thoughts are already turning to 2007 and how to beat the coastal competitors.

A battle of the blooms began last night after Sheringham vowed to win back a coveted award from a rival seaside town.

Yarmouth received gold this year in Anglia in Bloom, and despite recently being named one of the top five coastal towns at the prestigious Britain in Bloom, Sheringham's thoughts are already turning to 2007 and how to beat the coastal competitors.

Joan Thame, chairman of Sheringham in Bloom committee, said: “We're obviously delighted to win silver gilt. It's quite an achievement beating places like Guernsey, Cromer, Lowestoft, Hunstanton and Clacton.”

“The whole town really worked hard on making sure the judges were impressed and it's something for us to boast about.”

But instead of sitting on their laurels the committee is already holding meetings and planning tactics to make Sheringham a blooming marvellous place next year.

Mrs Thame said: “We're determined to get the gold title back to its rightful home. We won it last year and we're going to win next year so watch out Yarmouth.”