GREEN-fingered residents of Frampton Cotterell have been busy sprucing up the village after it was entered for a Britain in Bloom award.

Judges visited the village on Monday, July 10 to see if it was eligible for a 2017 pennant award.

They were given a presentation by the Floral Friends of Frampton Cotterell before being taken on a guided tour of the village to see the development of wildflower areas, planters and hanging baskets.

Afterwards, they met with members of local neighbourhood groups (the Litter Busters, Balsam Bashers and Frampton Court Corner) before visiting the new sensory garden at the Brockeridge Centre and talking to local schoolchildren.

In the lead up to the judging, volunteers and villagers came together to help make the village look its best.

Members of Frampton Cotterell Youth Club painted two of the Brockeridge Centre planters blue to show support for dementia sufferers, while a new planter bench was set up on School Road following to donations from residents.

The outcome of the Britain in Bloom judging will not be known until the beginning of October.

More information about the Floral Friends of Frampton Cotterell can be found on their website

To volunteer to help the group, email