Sudbury is capable of challenging Halstead for the top prize in Anglia in Bloom, according to the town’s mayor.
Following the award of a gold standard in the town section of this year’s horticultural contest, Adrian Osborne said he did not believe Sudbury was far away from toppling its nearby rival.
“I don’t think we are a million miles away from Halstead,” said Mr Osborne.
“We have waited a long time for the gold award and now we must build on it.”
Halstead claimed the ultimate prize of best overall entry in the floral competition for a second year in succession when the results were announced last week, and Sudbury ended more than a decade without gold.
Mr Osborne said the town just needed more volunteers to be in with a strong chance of achieving top honours.
“I was delighted with gold, because it is fantastic for the town,” he said. “With a few more pairs of hands, we would be in with a real shot.”