Hoping for a hat trick in this year’s Britain in Bloom contest, Stonehouse was looking immaculate as judges visited for adjudication day last Friday.
Having won the gold award – the highest possible accolade – for the past two years, the Stonehouse in Bloom committee yet again put on an ambitious campaign that has seen over 100 residents take part in projects throughout the year.
“The initiative has encouraged so many people of all ages to take pride and responsibility in our town,” said Stonehouse in Bloom chairman Gary Powell.
This year, the issue of sustainability has been high on the agenda, with new initiatives such as bedding plants being replaced by perennials and water tanks being added to the base of planters to collect rainwater.
“It has been a brilliant, collective effort,” added Mr Powell.
“The town looks fantastic,” said resident Joe Gallagher. “Every year it gets better and better.”
The judges’ decision will be revealed on September 5 in Rugby.