Judgement day for Gainsborough

Gainsborough In Bloom judging begins, pictured from left are chair of West Lindsey District Council Roger Pattison, chair of Gainsborough In Bloom commitee Alison Hall, judge Jeff Bates, Anna Greive tresurer and Gainsborough Town Mayor Ken Woolley
Gainsborough In Bloom judging begins, pictured from left are chair of West Lindsey District Council Roger Pattison, chair of Gainsborough In Bloom commitee Alison Hall, judge Jeff Bates, Anna Greive tresurer and Gainsborough Town Mayor Ken Woolley

It was judgement day for Gainsborough as the In Bloom judge was given a tour of the town.

Jeff Bates, chairman of East Midlands In Bloom, also visited Gainsborough last year and he noted improvements to Thorndike Way roundabout and the Ping roundabout, Morton Corner, the old Guildhall site and areas outside Gainsborough Trinity Football ground including the tyre planters.

He was also impressed with Marshall’s Yard, the Old Hall and the golf course.

Alison Hall, Gainsborough In Bloom committee chairman, said: “We used a horse and carriage to transport the judge around the route and, because of this, he was able to also note the efforts gone to by residents with their front gardens – he commended many households on their displays.

“With the Mercer Woods project and the revamp at Richmond Park there’s a lot happening in Gainsborough and he commented that we were a town that kept improving year on year.

“He was particularly complementary about the brightly coloured planters and mentioned how they brightened up the town several times.

“Efforts were also made by McDonald’s Restaurant, with some wild flowers planted under their sign on Bridge Road and the amount of businesses that had got on board with either volunteering their time to help clean up or contribute financially to help cover the costs of the planters.

“Personally I was proud of our town when we travelled around. It’s beautifully kept and feel everyone’s efforts more than paid off.”

The results will be revealed later this year.