Hopes Fishguard can steal bloom title

By Mike Lewis in Local People

JUDGES will be swooping on Fishguard next week after a community group was formed to bring a splash of colour to Fishguard and Goodwick.

Fishguard and Goodwick Greening Group have entered the ‘Coastal Communities Under 12,000’ section of this year’s Wales in Bloom and their various sites around both communities will be judged on Friday of next week.

The visit of the Wales in Bloom judge comes just weeks after town mayor Janet Wyer strongly criticised vandals who tore flowers from planters and scattered them around Fishguard Square.

Greening Group members refused to allow this incident to derail their project and are looking ahead to early September when the winners of the award will be announced.

“We are going to put Fishguard and Goodwick on the map,” Green Group spokesperson Julia Moffett told the County Echo.

“This is the first time Fishguard and Goodwick have entered Wales in Bloom and we are up against Tenby, who must be red-hot favourites.

“Our entry couldn’t be more different to Tenby’s. While theirs is a triumph of traditional planting, ours has been carried out solely by the people of the twin towns on a volunteer basis – people of all ages.

“We feel that this is what makes our project unique – it has been a true community effort.

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