Britain in Bloom judges Ian Beaney from Northern Ireland and Richard Budge from Truro assessed Exmouth on Monday 1st August. Fortunately they didn’t mind the rain. They visited the Pavilion and Beach Gardens, the Quay, the town centre, the Maer, allotments, Marpool School, Phear Park and Manor Gardens.
The key criteria are horticultural achievement, community participation and environmental responsibility, demonstrated across public spaces, as well as natural spaces including conservation areas. Each entry’s final score also takes into account a range of complementary factors, from the condition of street furniture to the engagement of young people in Bloom activities.
We think it went well despite the rain, thanks to the efforts of the Bloom committee and helpers, Streetscene and the Town Council, and many other supporters. The results will be announced on 14th October.
It’s been an honour to represent the South West in the category of Large Coastal Town with significant tourism. The next stops for the judges are Bournemouth, Deal, Great Yarmouth, Southport and St Peter Port.