Pont goes for national crown

Britain in Bloom judges Kate Dagnall and Brendan Mowforth with David Goodchild, Robin Ramsay and Joyce Butcher from Ponteland in Bloom. Picture by Jane Coltman
Britain in Bloom judges Kate Dagnall and Brendan Mowforth with David Goodchild, Robin Ramsay and Joyce Butcher from Ponteland in Bloom. Picture by Jane Coltman

Ponteland welcomed Royal Horticultural Society judges yesterday to rate its bid for a coveted Britain in Bloom award.

It is the region’s hope for the small town category in the competition, having won gold medals for the past five years in the Northumbria in Bloom contest.

An awards event will be held in Llandudno, North Wales, on October 27.