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Hemswell Court hosted a fundraising dinner to help towards the £120,000 needed to bring a life-size Lancaster Bomber landmark to life on the Lincolnshire-Nottinghamshire border.

Boston was certainly blooming and looking radiant in the sunshine as the East Midlands in Bloom (EMIB) judges viewed the town’s efforts.

Judges Richard Stephen and Jenni Oliver were shown around the town by Alison Fairman, chair of Boston in Bloom and Nathan Bryant, marketing co-ordinator, visiting areas including Fydell House, St Botolph’s Church grounds and Haven High Academy, to name just a few.

Along the way they met Fydell House volunteer gardeners, in-bloom volunteers and “planting posse”, Dom Solesbury, Brian Charity and Kaye Robinson, sponsors, church volunteers, business owners, members of the business community, Pescod Square manager, Tony Cammack, Veterans Group representative, Francis Taylor, Emma Firth and pupils from Haven High Academy.

Last stop was Willoughby Road Allotments where the judges were greeted by Paul Collingwood who then took them through the allotments showing them the new polytunnel and admiring the effort and work put in by the allotment holders, community groups, nursery and school groups.

Afterwards the Robert Lauberts Environment and Community Award 2019 was awarded to Paul Collingwood.

Could it be Gold for Boston again this year? The team will find out in September when they attend the East Midlands in Bloom awards ceremony in Chesterfield.

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