In my council mail yesterday I received a very nice letter from the Chairman of Southend in Bloom asking if I could help publicise and promote their annual competition.
The main objective of Southend in Bloom is to encourage residents to take pride in our town by creating and maintaining their front gardens and allotments. Southend in Bloom award prizes for the very best in their annual competition which forms part of the Royal Horticultural Society's Anglia in Bloom scheme.
I'm not sure how many residents are aware that Southend was awarded the silver medal last year.
From hanging baskets outside front doors to the neatest front garden, every little helps in improving our surrounding. I am happy to oblige in supporting this community spirited cause. Further information for Southend in Bloom can be found at http://www.southendinbloom.org.uk/