In-bloom judge Peter Banham toured the town earlier in the month, but his decision will not be revealed until mid-September.

However, he said: “You’re all winners. People are getting involved, everything is improving and everyone who lives in Boston, those who work here, spend leisure time here have a nice place to be.”
He praised volunteers and sponsors saying: “The council cannot do it all. There are real benefits in the way this brings people together.”
He said he had last visited in 2011, on an advisory tour before Boston first entered East Midlands in Bloom awards.
He told how he encouraged Ian Farmer, Boston Borough Council’s partnerships and sustainability manager, to get involved in the in-bloom movement… “But I didn’t tell him what hard work it would be,” he joked.
Boston Mayor, Cllr Judith Skinner, agreed Boston in Bloom had improved the town for all and thanked all for the hard work they had done.
Cllr Claire Rylott, the council’s portfolio holder for parks and open spaces, said so many voluntary groups were doing “fantastic things”.
“Without you we wouldn’t have such a wonderful market town to encourage visitors, businesses, tourism and people who live and work here.”
Words by Boston Borough Council
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