IN celebrating this year’s Tamworth in Bloom theme of ‘Mercian 10 – the Heart of England’s Infantry’- Moor Street traffic island at the end of Lichfield Street has been planted with a Mercian Crest floral display.
The crest forms the centrepiece of a number of fabulous floral displays around the town to mark the 10th anniversary of the Mercian Regiment.
The regiment was first formed on 1st September 2007 at Tamworth Castle Grounds in the presence of The Colonel in Chief, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. The Mercian Regiment is comprised of the former county regiments of Cheshire, Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters, Staffordshire and West Midlands and Kings Cheshire.
The floral display is a flower carpet bed planted with the shape of the Mercian logo. The design is guaranteed to be an eye catcher to all who pass by.
Street Scene teams from Tamworth Borough Council will be out in force over the next few weeks, working hard on the town’s floral displays in a bid to help Tamworth achieve gold for the eighth year in a row in the Heart of England in Bloom competition.
Tamworth in Bloom Champion, Cllr Joy Goodall, said: “It is exciting to see the ‘in Bloom’ work progress. To have the Mercian Crest as a part of our displays for the 10-year anniversary is a true honour for Tamworth.
“The Mercian Regiment is the Heart of England’s Infantry making them one of the most experienced regiments in the British Army.
“Mercian soldiers are renowned for their professionalism and courage, which is another reason for Tamworth to be very proud to display the crest. Residents and visitors to the town are definitely in for a treat again this year as the Tamworth in Bloom displays take shape.”
Green fingered enthusiasts can also help Tamworth to strike gold by entering one of the two ‘Best in Bloom’ competitions. Residents in the borough are invited to show off their garden displays and sheltered housing schemes can enter with any size garden display, flower beds, hanging basket or window box. Winners of both competitions will receive a top prize of garden centre vouchers.
The closing date for entries to both competitions is 12 noon on Monday July 31st. To enter just take a picture of your garden and either email it to Garden Competition at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop a copy in to reception at Marmion House in Lichfield Street.