Volunteers wanted to help tidy up Richmond ahead of in Bloom contest

Members of last year's Original Richmond In Bloom squad.

An appeal has gone out for volunteers to help tidy up Richmond ahead of the Richmond in Bloom judging day.

The town will be visited by judges on July 3.

Dennis Graves, from Richmond Business and Tourism Association, said: “If you are free on the following dates and fancy helping to tidy up our town by removing weeds and picking litter, please meet at the Town Hall with gloves and a hoe/paint scraper.

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The Original Richmond, Richmond Business and Tourism Association has entered the town into the Yorkshire in Bloom competition, which is one of 16 regional RHS Britain in Bloom campaigns around Britain.

It is hoped the competition will raise the profile of the town as a beautiful place to live and visit.

A BBC TV crew filming for Britain in Bloom has visited Richmond as the town prepares for the national competition.

The crew spent the day in the town, which will be featured during a series of shows looking at communities preparing for the contest.

Volunteers will be meeting on:

Sunday, June 3, 10am to 12pm

Sunday, June 10, 10am to 12pm

Monday, June 11, 10am to 12pm

Saturday, June 30, 10am to 1pm and 1pm to 4pm

Sunday, July 1, 10am to 1pm and 1pm to 4pm