Hunstanton’s In Bloom bid could do with some extra helping hands

PUBLISHED: 11:03 31 March 2011 | UPDATED: 11:07 31 March 2011

Blooming nice - part of last year's display  in Hunstanton. Picture: Matthew usher.

Blooming nice - part of last year's display in Hunstanton. Picture: Matthew usher.

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Hunstanton in Bloom committee is appealing to people to bring a trowel and lend a hand on Saturday.

Volunteers will help to plant over 800 native coastal wildflowers in a meandering path along the cliff top, as part of this year’s Britain In Bloom entry.

First created last year, the wildflower path provides a contrast to the formality of the traditional bedding of the Esplanade Gardens and helps to encourage bio-diversity in the area.

Hunstanton is one of just 77 villages, towns, cities and urban communities from across the UK that will be visited by a panel of national RHS Britain in Bloom judges in August.

This is the third consecutive year that the resort has been invited to enter the prestigious horticultural campaign, which invites communities to work together to create cleaner and greener neighbourhoods. Participants are judged against criteria in the following areas: horticultural achievement; environmental responsibility and community participation.

Chris Durham, West Norfolk council’s operations Manager, said: “We’re really proud that Hunstanton has been selected as a Britain in Bloom finalist again this year.

“We have a dedicated committee which works hard to make the best of Hunstanton’s outside spaces, but we always welcome extra helpers and hope lots of new volunteers will come along to join us on Saturday.”

Anyone wishing to take part should meet at the Salad Bowl café on Hunstanton cliff top at 10am.

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