judges impressed by village

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HUNMANBY is in blooming good shape, according to Yorkshire in Bloom judges who were taken on a tour of the village for spring judging in the annual competition.

The village was not entered in last year’s regional competition as it was in the national finals for the first time in its history.

Bloom group chairman Jo Simmons said: “Both the judges had been to the village in the past and they said it was really lovely to see it continue to thrive. They also said it was a lovely village to drive through.

“I thought the visit went very well. They particularly liked meeting the people who had taken on parts of the village, such as the allotments and the new beds at Cross Hill, and the Community Payback Team. It’s very much a long-term thing – we all take on parts of the village we want to look after.

“We now look forward to summer judging, because hopefully we’ll have done some more things by then.”

Ms Simmons added that her predecessor Eileen Piper, who moved to the south of England last year, had been in touch and revealed she just couldn’t help but join her local Bloom group. “We look forward to meeting her in the finals!” said the new Hunmanby chairman.