High Street looks blooming lovely

The winning basket of Declan Andrews of Parish Electrical with the judge Vic Coe.
The winning basket of Declan Andrews of Parish Electrical with the judge Vic Coe.

A RIOT of colour filled Bovingdon High Street this week during the annual hanging baskets competition.

The judging took place last Wednesday with Vic Coe, a member of the Middlesex Guild of Horticultural Judges, declaring that this year’s entries were of an ‘extremely high standard’.

The top slot was awarded to electrical firm F.J. Parish & Son.

The Memorial Hall bagged second place and third place honours went to J’s Cafe.

Each year baskets, paid for by a grant from the village parish council, are supplied to shopkeepers by the Bovingdon & District Horticultural Society.

The winners will be presented with their prizes at the society’s summer/ autumn show on Saturday, September 10, at Bovingdon Memorial Hall.

Councillor Diana Smart of the parish council’s outdoor committee said: “The baskets helped to brighten up the village.”

She added that it is clear that people are enjoying the displays of blooms.