The market town of Epsom in Surrey is entered into this years’ South East in Bloom competition. With judging due to take place at the very end of June / early July, this is the first time in many years that Epsom has entered the competition and the town is aiming high!
Epsom in Bloom will be officially launched on Saturday 15th May with a stall in the marketplace, handing out free packs of seeds and launching several competitions for everyone in Epsom to take part in. It’s a positive, accessible project that the whole community can get involved in.
Mayor of Epsom & Ewell, Humphrey Reynolds said: “This is a fantastic initiative and the whole community can join in. I’m hoping many young people will take the opportunity to collect the free seeds on Saturday and enjoy growing something spectacular”.
New planters, purchased by Go Epsom Business Improvement District, will be installed around the town centre area, new floral schemes are planned at key entry points into the town; Epsom & Ewell U3A will be planting floral clocks in Rosebery Park and a large new flower bed is being created in East Street.
Go Epsom is working in partnership with Epsom & Ewell Borough Council on Epsom in Bloom, there will be lots of opportunities to get involved in planting, volunteering and improving local biodiversity.
Karen Pengelly, BID Manager at Go Epsom commented “In the past 12 months, nature has played a huge part in people’s lives. Epsom in Bloom is a lovely way for the town to create more green spaces and develop a sense of civic pride, Go Epsom is really happy to be involved”.
Points are awarded by the judges not just for planting and flowers but for environmental and community projects linked to Bloom too, the more engagement the community has with Epsom in Bloom, the more points are awarded.