Support floods in for town’s victory bid in floral contest

Seeds of inspiration sown by a Free Press story have led to another business backing the Sudbury in Bloom campaign.

Staff at Bridge Farm Plants in Monks Eleigh decided to donate plants worth more than £250 for a town centre display after reading about the group’s bid to win gold in the annual Anglia in Bloom competition.

Plant centre assistant Catherine McMillan said: “Sudbury is a beautiful town and deserves that gold award.

“Nick Irwin and the rest of the Sudbury in Bloom team work so hard each year and we just wanted to do our bit to help make the town look even more attractive.”

Mr Irwin, Sudbury In Bloom chairman, said: “This is a tremendous donation and we’re very grateful. The more people and businesses that join in, the better the town will look.”

The colourful selection of Suffolk-grown shrubs and bedding plants will be used to brighten up the King Street roundabout near Belle Vue Park.

Judging takes place on July 11. To help, email