Anglia in Bloom Results Message 2015
BEST OVERALL ENTRY AND WINNER OF THE
‘ANGLIA IN BLOOM’ TROPHY
This year’s prestigious awards ceremony were held at Wodson Park, Ware on Thursday 17th September from 10.30am to 3.00pm, approx. Around 300 people including Mayors and Civic Heads attended from the 6 counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, which make up the Anglia in Bloom region.
Bob Ollier Chairman of Anglia in Bloom said;
“The Anglia in Bloom communities across the six counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk & Suffolk should be justifiably proud of this year’s achievements
This year standards have continued on from last year with excellent awards achieved, the outstanding community work, many resourceful projects and superb colourful displays have all added to these standards, with 26 Gold, 29 Silver Gilt, 13 Silver, 3 Bronze”
“The key to success has again been “Community involvement” where everyone gets involved and pulls together and then delivers great projects, communities are also recognising the importance of sustainable displays coupled with good horticultural standards and delivering outstanding floral displays, these are all achieved through the support from sponsors and community groups engaged across the region, who are all dedicated to enhancing their community within Anglia in Bloom’s Prestigious Environmental Campaign”
“I congratulate all the communities and neighbourhoods in the East of England, for the enthusiasm, commitment and effort made to improve, develop and sustain local environments across our region, it is a great credit to you all, Well Done”
“With 26 Gold Awards this year, the results were very close, but Halstead have just nudged victory over Wisbech this year with several other entrants knocking on their door for the prestigious title of Best Overall Entry”
“All Entrants should be congratulated on their achievement of consistent high marks across all the key criteria in all the sections of the competition, HALSTEAD HAVE ACHIEVED THE GOLD STANDARD, BEST TOWN and BEST OVERALL ENTRY AND WINNER OF THE ‘ANGLIA IN BLOOM TROPHY’ CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HALSTEAD IN BLOOM TEAM”
“On behalf of Anglia in Bloom, thanks go to all our sponsors this year for their loyal and continued support, Peter Beales Roses, Adrian Bloom, Bressingham Gardens, Amberol, Barcham Trees, Beth Chatto, Ge View, Van Hage Garden Centre (Ware), Gt Yarmouth & Gorleston In Bloom, Coblands Nurseries, Best Western Hotel Group, Brook Hotel, Norwich and ASTUTECH for the generous sponsorship and support and we look forward to, continuing our floral and environmental enhancement partnership in 2016”
“I would also like to thank the Anglia in Bloom Trustees and Judges for their continued support and help, let’s not forget they are all volunteers and give up so much of their own time to support their own communities, but they still find that extra time, to bring their skills and experience to support the Anglia in Bloom Environmental Campaign”
“On the 16th October our six Anglia in Bloom entries will attend the National Britain in Bloom Finals, which are to be held in Sunderland, where they will hear the results announced.
We wish Filby (Champion of Champions) Fordham (Village), Ware (Large Town), Mancroft Ward, Norwich (Urban Community), Colchester (small City), Norwich (large City), Gt Yarmouth (Coastal), the very best of luck”
The 2016 Britain in Bloom finalists from the Anglia in Bloom region will be announced at our autumn seminar to be held on Thursday 12th November at the Best Western Marks Tey Hotel, Colchester.
George Dawson Chair of judges Said
“I would also add my best wishes to and congratulations to not only the award winners but to everyone who took part in this year’s campaign. A community is a winner as soon as it enters into the campaign. No matter what the British climate throws at us the entrants in Anglia in Bloom take it all in their stride and make the areas where they live better places Well done, may it long continue.
The campaign is not only about flowers as the name In Bloom would suggest. Many different elements are judged such as environmental quality, community involvement, biodiversity and the involvement of young people to name but a few, I would suggest that one of the definitions of In Bloom is to flourish and if all the various elements of the judging criteria are done well then so will the entry.
I, like Bob add my thanks to all the people who have helped to make 2015 a successful year. I hope we can continue to expand on our entries in 2016, as we firmly believe in what the ‘in Bloom’ does. The Anglia region can only benefit if more people participate, if any community is interested in finding out more information or would like to receive a presentation on what the In Bloom can do for your community then please contact either Bob or myself, and we would be pleased to visit your community and give a presentation on Anglia In Bloom to your Community”
Brian Thornton President of Anglia in Bloom Said
“Our campaign is all about community participation with a great number of organisations working together. The more people that are part of the local In Bloom Team the easier and more fun the task.
The judges have noticed this year that standards continue to rise and this is confirmed by the increase in Gold Awards. It is very evident that communities all want to do more and make improvements, with new exciting ideas on the cards for the future and more communities involved we are in for some future magic Gold Standards.
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