Video: Judges mark town’s bid for gold

PUBLISHED: 14:11 11 August 2008 | UPDATED: 16:26 05 May 2010

STEVENAGE is blooming good , according to Britain in Bloom judges. They witnessed how the town has been breathing life into its green spaces on Tuesday and they were impressed with its efforts. In Bloom officers Jean Allinson and Julia Knight showed the

STEVENAGE is "blooming good", according to Britain in Bloom judges.

They witnessed how the town has been breathing life into its green spaces on Tuesday and they were impressed with its efforts.

In Bloom officers Jean Allinson and Julia Knight showed the judges around 10 locations introducing them to members of the community including the

Stevenage African and Caribbean Association who planted a bed of colourful blooms at Bedwell Community Centre to mark their 30th anniversary.

The town tour also highlighted sustainability projects and how the community has come together to help make Stevenage a greener space.

Last year Stevenage received a silver award in the Small City/Large Town category. But this year it is going for gold and will be up against four other communities.

Speaking at the end of the tour at Bedwell Community Centre where the Panacea steel band were playing, judge David Littlewood said:

"This is the third place we've been to judge and we've really enjoyed it. We have seen lots of good things and extremely good community participation.

"Woollenwick School particularly stood out. It is fantastic the way they are teaching the children about various aspects of nature.

"Overall Stevenage has done very well. You can clearly see

Stevenage is blooming good!"

*Stevenage will find out if it has been successful on September 23 when the Britain in Bloom results are announced.

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