THERE are just two days to do until Tamworth learns how it got on in the national Britain in Bloom campaign, where the borough is representing the heart of England region in the Small City category.
Tension is mounting as we wait to find out if all the hard work put in by community groups, schools and individuals, as well as the council, will lead to a gold award when the result are announced at a ceremony in Bristol on Thursday.
The borough was chosen to represent the region in the Small City category of the Britain in Bloom campaign after being named as category winner in the regional campaign last year. Two judges from the RHS visited Tamworth at the beginning of August and were taken on a tour of the borough, where they saw the results of years of hard work and dedication from dozens of charities, schools, community and volunteer groups.
The other Small Cities in Tamworth’s category are Bath, Bracknell, Chorley, Crawley, Derry City, Harrogate and Loughborough. Entrants are awarded points and then, depending on the number of points scored, are awarded either highly commended, bronze, silver, silver gilt or gold. One of the entrants in the category will also walk away with the prestigious category winner title.
Tamworth in Bloom Chairman, John Garner, said: “It is a huge honour to have been chosen to represent the Heart of England region in the national campaign, giving us the chance to show off all the hard work and effort that goes on in Tamworth throughout the year on a national stage
“We hope that we will fare well when the national judging results are announced on Thursday, but we are very grateful to have got this far and to see Tamworth’s hard work recognised.”