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Wyre’s just blooming beautiful – and here’s the proof!

Wyre in Bloom Published Friday, 10 November 2017

On Friday 3 November at the Southport Convention Centre, teams of volunteers from across the North West came together to celebrate their achievements in the North West in Bloom Awards 2017.

Wyre has managed a spectacular haul of awards this year in both the regional and neighbourhood entries.

Plus Wyre’s parks are celebrating an unprecedented coup in collecting four Gold Awards in the RHS Parks section for Kepple Lane and the Millennium Green in Garstang, Jean Stansfield Park in Poulton and for Memorial Park, Fleetwood the added accolade of RHS Merit of Distinction. Kepple Lane also won the Biodiversity Award for a small entry, and the Mount Gardens at Fleetwood picked up the 2017 Heritage Award.

In the general Regional Awards Wyre collected:

Large Village Category

Hambelton         Silver Gilt

Gt Eccleston       Silver Gilt

Catterall               Silver Gilt

Pilling                    Silver

Village Category             

St. Michaels        Gold                     

Bilsborrow          Gold                                                                                     

Inskip                    Silver                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Small Town Category

Garstang              Gold                     

Preesall and Knott End    Silver Gilt

Town Category

Thornton             Silver Gilt

Large Town Category

Fleetwood          Silver Gilt

Wyre also celebrated the achievements of over 20 participating neighbourhoods on Thursday 2 November:

ADVANCING (level 3)

Southfleet Flats, Fleetwood

Blessed Virgin Mary Church Community, Hambleton

The Cricket Ground and Bowling Green, Great Eccleston

THRIVING (level 4)

Westhead Walk Community Garden, Fleetwood

Ashdell Green Fingers, Thornton

The Willows, Preesall

Sherborne Road Community, Hambleton

Fleetwood PWRS, Fleetwood

The Grove Bungalows, Bilsborrow

54-67 Greenfield Road, Fleetwood

PWRS, Thornton Station, Thornton

United Reformed Church Community, Hambleton

Church of St John the Baptist Community, Pilling

OUTSTANDING (level 5)

Communal Gardens Burton Lodge, Fleetwood

Friends of Hawthorne Park, Thornton

Lodge Park, Caterall

Royles Court , Thornton

Stones Lane Community, Catterall

The Willow Garden Project, Fleetwood

Ash Grove, Preesall

Kepple Lane Park Community, Garstang

Millenium Green Community, Garstang

Sandbriggs Court, Garstang

The Bungalows Residents Group, Great Eccleston

St Oswald's Church Community, Preesall

St Hilda’s C of E Church Community, Bilsborrow

Knott End Working Men's Bowling Club, Knott End

All these results reflect the fabulous efforts of both the volunteers and the Wyre parks staff who work together trying to improve all the areas where they live and work.

A number of local businesses were also singled out for awards, Fold House received gold in the caravan park section, the Black Bull in Preesall received silver and the Golden Ball in Pilling received a silver gilt both in the small accommodation section.

Councillor Peter Murphy, chairman of Wyre's Britain in Bloom committee comments, “These results are absolutely fabulous for the area, we benefit from all the volunteers across the borough who put countless hours in to make our area as special as it is.”

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