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Green fingers are crossed for judging day

Barnoldswick in Bloom volunteers at Greenberfield Locks (s)
Barnoldswick in Bloom volunteers at Greenberfield Locks (s)
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Volunteers have been putting in the hours planting and pruning to ensure Pendle is looking as perfect as possible for Bloom judging tomorrow.

In West Craven, Barnoldswick in Bloom volunteers turned their attention to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Greenberfield Locks in preparation for the town’s Britain in Bloom judging on Tuesday.

Young Bloomers who are part of Trawden in Bloom prepare the village for judging day (s)

Young Bloomers who are part of Trawden in Bloom prepare the village for judging day (s)

The group, which has adopted the canal through Barnoldswick, painted canalside buildings, cut back overgrowth on the towpath and gave the area a good tidy up during a Community Action Day.

They were joined by Canal and River Trust volunteers from across the north of England. Greenberfield Locks will be the final port of call during the Britain in Bloom judging tour.

Over the weekend, the volunteer team concentrated on clean up action of Barnoldswick’s town centre and around the town generally.

Meanwhile over in Trawden, a group of young bloomers have bedded into the existing group nicely in 2016 and they have been doing their bit to help the village go for gold.

The youngsters have been choosing plants for their very own container displays as well as regularly weeding and litter picking.

Last minute calls have been going out on social media to villagers to make sure the village is looking at its best.

Bev Robinson said: “The village is looking good so fingers crossed. It has been a real community effort.

“It has been great to see the children involved and they seem to have been inspired by it.

“During the European Championships, there was one lad whose dad was downstairs watching the football and he was upstairs watching gardeners’ world!”