King’s Lynn shines for Anglia In Bloom judges

Anglia in Bloom judges visit King's Lynn - Judging the flowers in St Nicholas Chapel - From left, Cl

Anglia in Bloom judges visit King's Lynn - Judging the flowers in St Nicholas Chapel - From left, Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, Holly Isted, judge Nigel Bloxham, Sarah Moore, Richard Morley and judge Phillip Feller. Picture: Matthew Usher.

King's Lynn looked pretty as a picture as Anglia In Bloom judges viewed its floral beauty spots in brilliant sunshine.

The campaign encourages communities across the region to participate in the horticultural and environmental initiative and demonstrate their efforts are making a difference to their surroundings.

Earlier this week the west Norfolk town took its turn to look its best in front of judges Phillip Feller and Nigel Bloxham, guided by West Norfolk Council portfolio holder for culture, Elizabeth Nockolds.

The judges started at St Nicholas' Chapel and went on to view Trenowath Place, Nelson Street, King's Lynn Minster, Tower Gardens, St James' Park, the community allotments in The Walks, the Hardwick Road Cemetery, Goodwins Hall Care Home, the bus station and High Street.

Mrs Nockolds said: 'It was the perfect day to show King's Lynn to the judges. I think we have shown the judges how well King's Lynn works together and what a lovely town we have. All the time volunteers are making our town look good.

'I think Anglia in Bloom has encouraged volunteers to take part and keep their town looking good. It brings people together, plus for our grounds maintenance people, it makes them even prouder if we are showing off their work.'

Mr Bloxham said: 'King's Lynn has made a really good effort it's impressive to walk around and see what they have done, not just the floral displays but the general upkeep of the area.'

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'We are always looking for this pulling together of people. We are always very impressed when we see them all coming together. Going down tiny alleyways where someone has done a wonderful display is lovely. We are seeing more and more community spirit,' added Mr Feller.

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