Wyre’s bloom heroes celebrated after winning top gongs at the North West Britain in Bloom Awards.
Fleetwood’s bloom co-ordinators returned from the organisation’s with a plethora of awards.
We put an even bigger effort in this year and our ambition was to get gold, but we’re still happy with silver. There is a lot of competition out there.ohn Warnock
Fleetwood won the prize in the large town category.
It follows on from Fleetwood’s impressive silver award last year, when the town entered the prestigious competition for the first time in almost a decade and on a limited budget.
In addition to Fleetwood’s good news, there was also an impressive success for the town’s Willow Garden Project, a scheme which provides gardening opportunities for adults with learning difficulties and mental health issues.
The group won a Highly Commended Award, one of just four entries across the North West to win this accolade. Margaret Daniels, a member of the Fleetwood in Bloom Group, attended the ceremony in Southport and said: “We’re delighted to have won another silver, all the hard work has paid off.”
And John Warnock, said: “We put an even bigger effort in this year and our ambition was to get gold, but we’re still happy with silver. There is a lot of competition out there.
“To win another silver is great for the town.”
This year’s impressive entry included a display of three rowing boats filled with flowers paying tribute to some of the town’s lost trawlers, in addition to an array of floral tubs, hanging baskets and colourful lowers beds.