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Blooming beautiful – Wyre wins at North West Britain in Bloom

Jo in Boom Published Wednesday, 07 November 2018

On Friday 2 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 2018.

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

Plus three parks in Wyre are celebrating an unprecedented coup in collecting four Gold Awards in the RHS Parks section for Kepple Lane and the Millennium Green in Garstang along with Hawthrone Park which won Gold in the parks award.

In the general Regional Awards Wyre collected:

Fleetwood won Gold in the large town category

Great Eccleston won Gold in large village category

Hambleton won Gold in Large Village Category

Catterall won Gold in large village category

Catterall won the MVS Trophy in best village category

Preesall and Knott End won Gold in the small town category

Garstang won Gold in small town category

Thornton won Gold in best town category

Pilling won Silver medal in large village category

Inskip won Silver Gilt medal in best village category

St Michael’s won Gold in best village category

Fold House Park won Gold in best caravan park category

Millennium Green Park won RHS Gold medal

Jo Sharp from Wyre Council won outstanding contribution to In Bloom

Dawn Spooner from Fleetwood Town Council won outstanding contribution to In Bloom

Kepple Lane in Garstang and Hawthorne Park in Thornton won Gold medal park awards

Kepple Lane and Millennium Green Park won RHS park awards

Gerry Dagger of Catterall won best private garden

Fleetwood in Bloom won the INTU Trafford Centre Community trophy

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.

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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