Judges are given some helpful tips

Bury has been chosen from towns and cities across the UK to be the RHS Britain in Bloom Training Partner 2011.
Bury has been chosen from towns and cities across the UK to be the RHS Britain in Bloom Training Partner 2011.

BRITAIN in Bloom judges have been picking up tips from Bury St Edmunds about how to mark potential award-winning floral towns.

The judges took part in a training session after selecting the town as its training partner for 2011.

Bury in Bloom and St Edmundsbury Borough Council gave presentations and judges took a route through Bury which showcased some of the highlights of the town’s 2010 bid in Britain in Bloom.

Bury in Bloom campaign manager Julia Rackowe said: “To be chosen as a ‘safe pair of hands’ to deliver a mock bid for the judges is a real feather in the town’s cap.

“I hope all they’ve seen will set an excellent benchmark for those villages, towns and cities competing in the prestigious competition this year.”

Bury is not entered in the competition this year and so was eligible to become a training partner.

Last night it was celebrating 25 years of Bury in Bloom as well as news that British Sugar is to be a major sponsor for the coming year.

This year, 76 communities are taking part in the RHS Britain in Bloom competition.”