Information and image supplied by Sheryl Birtles, Nantwich Town Council's Marketing Manager


THE sun shone, the streets sparkled and everywhere the flower beds were looking fabulous. That's what greeted the North West in Bloom judges on Thursday, July 12.

   For the past seven years, Nantwich has won Gold in the North West’s Best Town category and fingers are crossed for the same recognition this year.

   A wonderful team made up of voluntary organisations including Nantwich In Bloom, Nantwich Litter Group and Nantwich Civic Society, work tirelessly alongside Cheshire East Council's Ansa street cleansing and ground maintenance business and Nantwich Town Council to promote horticultural excellence, environmental responsibility and make our town look as fabulous as it does.

   In recent months, the team has been busy stocking, maintaining and continuously watering the town’s flower beds and hanging baskets, while developing areas such as the Community Orchard.

   The route the judges took also incorporated visits to the town’s new initiatives which include an outdoor classroom at Coed Wen, the John Gerard herb planter at Nantwich Museum, a new bed and information point outside Nantwich Civic Hall, finishing at the poppy bed floral display, "Lest we Forget", next to the library.

   The Mayor of Nantwich, Councillor David Marren, and the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Arthur Moran, were on hand to meet the judges.

   The Mayor later commented: “The Town Council attaches a great deal of importance to how the town looks because it is one of the main things that visitors say attracts them to Nantwich.