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East Staffordshire Entries Shine in In Bloom Awards

East Staffordshire’s entries into this year’s Heart of England In Bloom competition have shone once again with the In Bloom entries in Burton, Uttoxeter and Winshill all receiving gold.

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.

Stapenhill Gardens, Mill Hill Lane (Peace Wood) and Uttoxeter Cemetery all received Gold in the parks category, with a number of other East Staffordshire parks receiving a silver or silver gilt.

A number of entries in the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ category received gold including: Community Well Being Garden; Rolleston Train Station; Go Garden, Uttoxeter Train Station, Uttoxeter Library, Heath Road Community Centre and Winshill Resource Centre. Redferns Cottage and Winshill Wildlife Wood both received a silver gilt.

The ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ category is about bringing members of the community together to make a positive change to the place they live, work or spend their leisure time.

Councillor Bev Ashcroft, Deputy Leader for Leisure, Amenities and Tourism, said, said: “This result is a credit to all involved, both volunteers and staff, and adds so much to the environment across the borough. To have achieved these results under such difficult circumstances is outstanding.” 

For more information please visit www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk/parks-and-open-spaces/in-bloom.

2021-09-22 00:00:00