Sodbury in Bloom have been praised by the Mayor of the area as they continue to prepare the town for 'Judgement Day'.

The group of volunteers have been working very hard to make sure the town is ready for the South West in Bloom judge's visit.

"Preparations for judging are well underway," said Julia Bernau of the group.

"It's so good to see the appreciative comments on Facebook.

"We still have a lot to do to make sure the town centre is looking at it's best and any help people can give us is, as always, very welcome, particularly in keeping the chippings clean and litter free.

"The town centre is one of our strong points and we think it's looking very good this year."

The group were then praised by the Mayor, Cllr James Ball.

"Sodbury in Bloom do an incredible job of making the town look so beautiful throughout the year," he said.

"All of the volunteers work so passionately to better our environment and we are all so grateful for their heroic efforts.

"Despite them being the victims of random acts of vandalism over the past couple of months, they continue on regardless.

"The Sodbury in Bloom team can regularly be seen not only making our streets beautiful with their floral displays, they also do a huge amount of litter picking and the back breaking task of cleaning the famous 'chippings'.

"I would personally like to thank all of the Award Winning volunteers for all they do for Sodbury, we owe them a huge debt of gratitude."