Groups of hard-working and dedicated volunteers often work quietly behind the scenes, supporting our local communities. Their impact is huge, and even the smallest contributions can make the biggest difference.

The local Aldridge Volunteer Gardeners, together with all those who have collectively been working as part of the In Bloom team, are an excellent example.

Their hard work and dedication is to be admired and commended and I wish them all the best in this year’s competition and with the judging this week.

Whatever the outcome, and we will have to wait until later in the year to hear, I am sure we can all agree that the Village looks splendid once again this year, and it shows community spirit at its finest – Good Luck!