MALTON is celebrating a blooming boost to its summer flower displays.

Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire has donated £500 to help buy the necessary planters and hanging baskets around the town, ready for entry into the annual Yorkshire in Bloom competition.

Christopher Turner, Malton town councillor and organiser of Malton in Bloom, said: “We are delighted that Taylor Wimpey has chosen to partner with us.

“Our team includes well-respected gardeners from Scarborough Council, Castle Howard and Sledmere House, all of whom, I know, will find the money very useful.”

Although the results of the competition will not be revealed until September, community locals, including residents at Taylor Wimpey’s nearby Broughton Manor development, are hoping to go one step further than last year’s RHS Silver Guilt award for its inaugural entry.

Debbie Whittingham, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire, said: “We can’t wait to see the result of Malton in Bloom’s handiwork, I’ve no doubt it will be as beautiful as last year.”