Sign unveiled for Spofforth in Bloom judging

wet  Pictured in the Millenium Garden are, front from left, Ann Thomas, Spofforth in Bloom Chairman David Saunders and Lynn Saunders with Ian Parkinson (back left) and Barry Nickels.  (130411M3b)
wet Pictured in the Millenium Garden are, front from left, Ann Thomas, Spofforth in Bloom Chairman David Saunders and Lynn Saunders with Ian Parkinson (back left) and Barry Nickels. (130411M3b)
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Award-winning Spofforth in Bloom volunteers will be showcasing their prestigious 2012 Britain in Bloom win with a new village entry sign.

The group of around 30 volunteers - who scooped Gold and Category winner for best village in the RHS Britain in Bloom competition last year, will unveil the sign ahead of their village entry to this year’s Yorkshire in Bloom.

wet  Ian Parkinson and Lynn Saunders with the oak leaf sculpture in Spofforth village.  (130411M3d)

wet Ian Parkinson and Lynn Saunders with the oak leaf sculpture in Spofforth village. (130411M3d)

Secretary of Spofforth in Bloom, Lynn Saunders said: “The sign will replace the current road entry sign and it will acknowledge our Britain in Bloom win and will be placed higher up above the ground than the current one.

“It will also be a bit more grander and more ornamental.”

Although a final design has yet to be decided, it is understood the sign will also feature a coat of arms and the village crest.

A cheque of £600 towards the cost of the sign- which will be placed on Harrogate Road at the entrance Spofforth - has also been donated by Earthmill LTD. Further donations have also come from Spofforth Parish council.

wet  Ian Parkinson (left) and Spofforth in Bloom Chairman David Saunders with one of the village information boards.  (130411M3f)

wet Ian Parkinson (left) and Spofforth in Bloom Chairman David Saunders with one of the village information boards. (130411M3f)

As well as the new sign, preparations for this year’s Yorkshire in Bloom competition are well underway despite the cancellation of spring judging.

The group will plant and water floral installations across the village, including more than 60 oak tubs, hanging baskets and flower beds.

Yorkshire in Bloom judges were set to come to the villages of Spofforth, Bramham, Scholes and Shadwell this month to assess the entrieer small village categories taking part.

But the spring round of judging is not taking place due to March’s unseasonable weather conditions.