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Judges visit blooming marvellous Chesterfield

Chesterfield played host to judges from the East Midlands in Bloom committee to judge the borough’s entry into the regional competition.

Chesterfield in Bloom is a community project, led by volunteers working with Chesterfield Borough Council to make continual improvements to the borough’s environment.

As part of the tour on Friday 15 July, the judges visited some of Chesterfield’s parks and green spaces, including the Green Flag award winning parks at Queen’s Park, Eastwood Park and the grounds of Chesterfield and District Crematorium.

They also met volunteers and residents who have entered the Chesterfield in Bloom best kept garden competition.

Peter Benham, East Midlands in Bloom judge said: “I’ve been in Chesterfield three times judging and this time I'm pleased to say that there is a nice Bloom committee.

"It’s great that the community is working together to help improve the look of Chesterfield.”

Chesterfield won a silver-gilt award in last year’s East Midlands in Bloom competition.

The results of this year’s awards will be announced in September.

For more information on Chesterfield in Bloom or to join the Chesterfield in Bloom committee, contact John Ramsey on 01246 345097 or email

First published on 18 July 2016 Last updated on 07 July 2017