Blooming award for market town

Poulton in Bloom members celebrate their success.
Poulton in Bloom members celebrate their success.
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A MARKET town has bagged another award in the prestigious RHS North West In Bloom competition.

Poulton In Bloom says it was delighted to be awarded a gold medal in the Best Town category of the horticulture and community awards.

Poulton’s award brings Wyre’s total to 55 accolades and is a step up from previous year’s silver and gilt wins.

Volunteers are now hoping to progress their win up to the Britain In Bloom awards.

Chairman Carol Woolley said: “We are all delighted. This puts us on the map. Our aim now is to do well enough to get into the nationals.”

Poulton In Bloom members said they were pleased judges from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) competition took into consideration the community work which went into the win.

The volunteers have worked with primary schools and people living in sheltered housing at Elizabeth Court and Burlington House in the town centre.

Elizabeth Court residents group were also awarded the status of ‘Thriving’ in the neighbourhood awards.

Mrs Woolley added: “This recognises all the hard work that’s been put in. It’s making the town more enjoyable for people for who lives, works and shops there. If you have a good environment where people take pride it makes it a more pleasant place.”

Wyre was granted a total of 55 awards in the North West In Bloom competition last Thursday, including 25 neighbourhood awards and one individual outstanding achievement award.

Chapel Street Walks, Poulton Library Group and Poulton Community Gardens were all awarded Developing status, while the Methodist Church Community was deemed Outstanding.

Garstang in Bloom was granted a Clean Sweep Award for its work.

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