‘Croston in Bloom’ volunteers working hard

Judges Bill Blackledge and Brendan Cook with 'Croston in Bloom' volunteers Anne Peet and Kath Almond outside the Black Horse pub, with licensees Andrew and Tracy Edmundson

Judges Bill Blackledge and Brendan Cook with 'Croston in Bloom' volunteers Anne Peet and Kath Almond outside the Black Horse pub, with licensees Andrew and Tracy Edmundson

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Volunteers from ‘Croston in Bloom’ are hard at work preparing for judging day in one of Europe’s largest horticultural campaigns – the RHS Britain in Bloom.

Although it has been entering the RHS North West in Bloom competition for 20 years with great success, this will be the first time Croston has been entered in this prestigious competition.

‘Bloom’ volunteers Anne Peet and Kath Almond took North West in Bloom judges Bill Blackledge and Brendan Cook on a tour of the village in preparation for the visit of national judges Roger Burnett and Kate Dagnall this month.

Bill and Brendan were very impressed by the hard work and pride shown by volunteers and businesses around the village, and particularly singled out the station, the Black Horse pub and the church grounds as being outstanding examples of the time and effort put in by everyone involved.

Bloom group coordinator Anne said: “Our entry in this year’s Britain in Bloom has brought about a huge surge in support from both residents and business in the village and I hope the judges will be impressed.”