VOLUNTEERS behind the effort to keep Sleaford looking tidy and floral are feeling optimistic after a visit by the East Midlands In Bloom judges.
The judges toured the town last Wednesday afternoon and chairman of Sleaford In Bloom Ada Trethewey felt it went very well.
She said: “We had great weather apart from a little drizzle before we began, but we used the opportunity to take them in the vehicle more than walking. We had some new areas around the town to show them such as Greylees which were quite spread out.”
Mrs Trethewey added: “We had a nice visit to the community project at Mareham Pastures Nature Reserve which has really developed and saw a lovely garden on Ancaster Drive which was one of our special entries for the Best Front Garden award.”
They also viewed special entries in the commercial sections – the Carre Arms Hotel and the Interflora building.
Mrs Trethewey only spotted a few weeds in Gladstone’s Passage between Southgate and Money’s Yard but pointed the amount of work that had gone in by various organisations to get the town looking weed free, especially in the gaps between buildings and pavements, which she said was encouraging and a definite improvement.
The town is due to hear the judgement in late September when the awards ceremony will be held at Springfields in Spalding.
Mrs Trethewey thanked everyone for all their efforts and fundraising throughout the year, especially coping with hosepipe bans then downpours.