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Green fingers wanted for Gravesham In Bloom

PUBLISHED: 11:04 06 May 2015 | UPDATED: 11:04 06 May 2015

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Borough is hoping to win gold again

Gravesham is calling on its green-fingered householders to help it triumph again in an annual beauty contest.

The borough’s Gravesham In Bloom campaign won a regional gold award for the first time last year in the Britain In Bloom competition – and the council is hoping to repeat its success.

The competition is judged in July and the theme this year is coastal plants and the seaside.

The borough will be decorated with hanging baskets, floral displays, knitting and art work, and there will also be a photographic competition and the annual scarecrow competition.

The photographic competition will be for the best images of Gravesham In Bloom and is open to anyone aged 18 or over. The winner will have their photo printed on the cover of the borough’s calendar, and he or she and 11 runners-up will have their images displayed at the Blake Gallery and Gravesend Visitor Centre.

Melanie Norris, Gravesham Borough Council’s director of communities, said: “The town looked so beautiful last year.

“All the hard work really paid off with all the knit bombing, art work and flowers everywhere.

“The plans for this year are really exciting and I can’t wait to see what the team plus our many great volunteers manage to achieve this year!”

Anyone who has any ideas or would like to volunteer to help should call 01474 337591 or email kirsty.gaunt@gravesham.gov.uk, melanie.norris@gravesham.gov.uk or Jackie.bowles@gravesham.gov.uk

The closing date for the scarecrow competition is Friday, May 29. For more information visit www.gravesham.gov.uk/services/leisure-and-culture/events/gravesham-in-bloom/scarecrow-competition

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