Councillor Tracey Burford was delighted that a proposal she made at Ross Town Council meeting on Monday, October 14th was supported unanimously by her fellow Councillors.

Cllr Burford put forward a notice of Motion referring to the previous success Ross-on-Wye has enjoyed at the Royal Horticultural society Britain in Bloom competition. She said that participation in the competition enhance co-operation between many local organisations and also enhances the environment for locals and visitors and businesses.

She asked her fellow Town Councillors to support to the formation of a volunteer steering group to relaunch Ross-in-Bloom for the 2020 season. Cllr Burford was nominated to act as the Council’s representative on the working group.

Cllr Paul Symonds said that he thought it would give a focus to encourage pride in the town.

Cllr David Ravenscroft also agreed, he said it was an excellent idea and he remembered that in the past the competition for the best front gardens were very popular.

Tree Warden Cllr Rob Taylor reminded the meeting that the Blake Garden, which is maintained by volunteers, has won distinction at the RHS In Bloom competition over several years.See the full story in this week’s edition of the Ross Gazette, or subscribe to our online edition here