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10 July 2012
After Wrexham’s success in 2011 at winning Silver Gilt and 1st place in Wales in Bloom along with winning the Silver Gilt award in the Britain In Bloom Competition, the Wales in Bloom Team are now getting ready for 2012.
Wrexham is entering the Wales in Bloom 2012 Competition with a new route to take the judges around. The route this year will call at several venues and gardens including Johnstown Community Garden, Stryt Las, Wrexham Crematorium, Nant Mill, Bellevue Park, Smithfield Community Garden and Wrexham Town Centre.
Wrexham now have a judging date and will be expecting a visit from the RHS judges on Tuesday the 10th July.
People from all across Wrexham have been joining in to help with the campaign. Children from Johnstown Junior School have been working with artist Victoria Crompton to restore the Newt statue in Stryt Las, they have also been taking part in litter picks and have helped plant up twelve new planters on Bangor Road in Johnstown. Johnstown Infant School have also been involved by building hibernaculars and taking part in litter picks in Stryt Las.
An important part of the campaign is encouraging children to participate and this year Wrexham Council have asked schools to make and decorate a Wellie Dragon. These dragons have now been placed in shop windows on Charles Street, High Street, Queens Street, Hope Street, Henblas Street, Central Arcade, Butcher Market and Lambpit Street.
Each wellie has a number attached to it along with a school name. When children have found a wellie dragon they need to write down the shop on the entry form. Entry forms can be found at the Councils Contact Centre on Lord Street, The Tourist Information Centre and also the Guildhall Reception Desk.
The competition sponsored by Tesco started on the 2nd July and will run until the 16th July. Three winners will be randomly picked and notified of their success.