East Staffordshire Awarded Three ‘In Bloom’ Awards

East Staffordshire Borough Council’s Federation of ‘In Bloom’ group has received three prestigious awards, scooping three gold medals, at the annual Heart of England In Bloom competition.

The competition rewards community groups for the quality of floral displays, horticultural excellence and community involvement. More than 3,000 groups participate each year to help improve their local villages, towns and cities.

Federation member Winshill Parish Council achieved a gold standard in the small town category, Uttoxeter was awarded a gold standard in the town category and completing the trio of awards was Burton, who achieved a gold standard in the small city category.

This is the third year running in which all three have achieved the gold standard with Burton and Uttoxeter reaching the gold standard for over 10 years in a row.

Councillor Colin Whittaker, Deputy Leader for Cultural Services, said: “I am absolutely delighted that we have received three gold medals. This is a credit to all involved, both volunteers and staff, and adds so much to the environment across the borough.

“The success that East Staffordshire has achieved would not be possible without the help of community groups and volunteers across the borough.”

2017-09-20 00:00:00