Melrose volunteers are blooming marvellous

Published: 30 Oct 2012 15:300 comments

MELROSE Provost William Windram congratulated the green-fingered bunch of volunteers who dedicate their time to sprucing up the town after it was confirmed as one of the most beautiful places in Britain.

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Last week we revealed the abbey town won gold at the Royal Horticultural Society's Britain in Bloom awards on Guernsey.

It was among 72 finalists, picked from more than 1000 communities across the country, after winning the Large Village category at the Beautiful Scotland in Bloom awards last year.

And, this week, Melrose and District Community Council heard the town's Melrose in Bloom committee may now try to conquer Europe.

Mr Windram said: "Congratulations to Melrose in Bloom on their outstanding success on gaining a gold medal. Without the leadership of the Melrose in Bloom committee, Melrose would not have looked nearly as well. The floral displays really enhance the experience for visitors and for the people living here."

The award was presented to Pam Rowland, secretary of Melrose in Bloom, and Val Miller, vice-chair of Melrose and District Community Council, by television presenter Matt Baker, who hosts BBC shows Countryfile and the One Show.

The community council heard new signs will be installed at the entrance to Melrose to mark the town's achievement

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