Silver Gilt win for Weston In Nationals!

Weston in Bloom is proud to announce they have received a Silver Gilt from their National Entry into Britain In Bloom!

At an award evening in Sunderland on Friday 16th October it was announced that Weston-super-Mare had won Silver Gilt in their National Entry. This is just one below Gold and a fantastic result for the town!

This was Weston’s first ever entry into the Nationals and a great honour to receive Silver Gilt. Everyone is extremely proud.

Bert and Cynthia Filer, 2 volunteers who have dedicated 13 years to Weston in Bloom, made the journey to Sunderland. Not only did they return with the news of Silver Gilt they were also personally awarded the “Community Champion Award” for all their hard work and dedication.

Bert and Cynthia said “we would like to say we are absolutely delighted that after 13 years of hard work and dedication Weston in Bloom, through the help of all the volunteers in the past, has now reached the ultimate aim of being selected to enter the National Competition and to bring home such a brilliant award of Silver Gilt shows how hard everyone has worked!”

Weston in Bloom also received Gold for the 4th year in a row in their Regional Entry making this the most successful year yet for In Bloom.

To view a video of the Awards Evening please click here

Weston in Bloom enters South West in Bloom which “is one of eighteen regional/national competitions that make up Britain in Bloom, the biggest horticultural campaign in Europe. The aim of the communities that take part each year is to improve and regenerate our local environments, through the imaginative planting of trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping, conservation and recycling projects, and to sweep away the eyesores that blight our streets, such as litter, graffiti and vandalism” (information taken from the South West in Bloom Website)

Weston in Bloom is in urgent need of help! They have many projects spread across the whole town and all of them need maintaining. Volunteers are what helps keep Weston in Bloom running and stay in touch with the community. They are currently in need of more volunteers to help keep this project alive, especially with it being the year of the nationals. Just dedicating a few hours of your week would make a huge difference.

This is a fun project to be involved in and a great way to meet new people. Everyone is welcome!

To register support, people are invited to contact the Community Events and Grounds Administrator on 01934 632575 or email zoe.scott@wsm-tc.gov.uk, and we will get back to them soon.

Further information on Britain in Bloom nationally is available from http://www.rhs.org.uk/gardening/community-gardening/britain-in-bloom

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