All planted up and ready for the judges!

Volunteers are putting plants in place for Fleetwood's entry in Wyre in Bloom

Volunteers are putting plants in place for Fleetwood's entry in Wyre in Bloom

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Pots and planters flourishing with summer blooms are in place all over town for this year’s Fleetwood in Bloom.

Volunteers have been out planting up the tubs with bedding plants in readiness for the judges from Britain in Bloom to cast their eyes on the port’s entry.

Last year, which was the first time the town had entered the competition for a long time, judges awarded Fleetwood the best newcomer trophy.

This year, with more money available, sponsorship and more volunteers, the entry is well-established and offering more for the judges.

John Warnock, who oversees the town’s entry said: “We’ve got most of it done, we are just waiting for Community payback to finish work on boats which are being turned into planters throughout the town.

“We got them from Stanley Park, they were going to be scrapped but they’ve been painted up and placed at the boating lake, in between the courts and the North Euston Hotel and at Ash Street.

“The judges will be in Wyre from July 20, they may even be in Fleetwood on that day.

“It’s gone really well this year, we have had more people involved and sponsorship which has all helped.

“One lady was left some money in a will and she decided to use it for the four planters around the Pharos Lighthouse. That was a really kind gesture.

“We have had 20 sponsorships and Fleetwood Rotary made a donation from funds raised at the Firework display.”