STREETS were made spotless as the Anglia in Bloom judges visited for an annual tour of the town.

Colchester is in the running to win a prize in this year’s competition, which sees judges assess shop fronts, pubs and streets across the region.

Pam Schomberg, a leading light for Colchester in Bloom, said the whole town pulled together to make the town look top notch.

She said: “It was excellent, the streets were clean and we had zone wardens out.

“Everybody pulled out all the stops, I had three teams of people out working so hard, and it looked smashing.

“We cleared so many weeds and it changed each area completely.”

The tour started at the cemetery in Mersea Road, and the group meandered through the town, finishing up at the train station.

Along the way judges visited Thomas Lord Audley School and Bourne Mill amongst other key places.

The results for the regional competition will be out in September.

Pam said: “There is just no way to tell how well we have done, they don’t give anything away.”

In previous Anglia in Bloom competitions Colchester has won gold medals, as well as other special awards.