Chairman supports Upton in Bloom

Upton upon Severn was bloomin' with pride as residents showed off their floral displays to the judges for the annual RHS Heart of England in Bloom competition.

Barbara Williams, Chairman of Malvern Hills District Council, attended the event on Tuesday, 14 July to show her support as the judges cast their eye over the array of colour welcoming people to the popular riverside town.

Cllr Williams said: "The displays were so beautiful and vibrant. There is such a wonderful community spirit here in Upton and I really hope they do well. I send them all the very best of luck."

The event took place outside the Pepperpot, a medieval church tower which dates back to the 13th century and houses the Upton Tourist Information and Heritage Centre.

Upton in Bloom is run by volunteers and last year the town won the gold award in the large village category. They have won gold in this category since 2004 and in 2008 were overall winners. The results will be announced in September.