Uttoxeter lands Silver Gilt at National Heart of England in Bloom Awards

Uttoxeter in Bloom has been awarded a Silver Gilt at the National Britain in Bloom Awards Ceremony in Llandudno.

Councillor Colin Whittaker attended the ceremony in Llandudno to represent the borough’s involvement, along with representatives from Uttoxeter including the Mayor and Consort.

The annual Britain in Bloom campaign sees the UK divided into 12 English regions, plus Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Guernsey and Jersey. Entries in to Britain in Bloom have to enter via their regional Bloom campaigns.

Nominations from the regions - including our own Heart of England in Bloom region - are put through to the national competition for the following year. The national judges inspect the regional winners over a two-week period in August.

Judges inspecting Uttoxeter’ s entry commended a number of areas for achievement including the design and content of hanging baskets, well planted roundabouts and that the library gardens were of good quality and very colourful.

Judges also commented that strong community and voluntary participation was evident at various sites across the town. The Go Garden project was also highlighted as an excellent initiative that uses inclusive volunteering to produce plant material benefiting the whole community.

Councillor Colin Whittaker, Deputy Leader for Cultural Services, said: “I am absolutely delighted that Uttoxeter in Bloom has been awarded a Silver Gilt. The award is a credit to the hard work of all involved, from Council Officers to the many community groups and volunteers across the town. This success would not be possible without the help of community groups and volunteers across East Staffordshire.”

 

2017-11-10 00:00:00