Judges visit town to inspect its colourful credentials

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TWO special guests visited the town on Wednesday to see Rugby in all its blooming glory.

Staff from Rugby Borough Council played host to two judges from the regional Heart of England in Bloom panel round the town - showing off the floral delights.

The guests visited places such as Caldecott Park, Regent Place and Rugby School before being taken to see Addison Road park, Henry Hinde Infants School, and Swift Valley Park.

Henry Hinde Infant School agreed to open for the occasion, even though it is the school holidays, while there will be a special Parkour demonstration at Addison Road park.

The judges also assessed Rugby’s displays against the criteria set aside for the small city category.

Cllr Dr Mark Williams, portfolio holder for the ‘sustainable environment’, said: “I’m sure everyone in Rugby will be pleased with this year’s displays around the town and I hope the judges will be equally impressed.

“Rugby has a proud tradition in the regional and national in Bloom competitions and I’m really pleased that this year volunteers from the Rugby Gardeners’ Guild have helped with the organisation and running of the local competition.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the many shops and businesses in Rugby who support and sponsor Rugby in Bloom - without them the wonderful displays would not be possible.”