Warwick bursts into bloom and wins Silver medal!

Warwick bursts into bloom and wins Silver medal!

We all know how great and wonderful our town of Warwick is and now we have even more evidence to support that.

‘The Awards Presentation for ‘Heart of England in Bloom’ held on September 13th.

Warwick was entered by Warwick Town Council in the large Town Catergory and Derek Maudlin – our Town Clerk should be applauded for the amount of time and effort he puts into this.

We won a Silver Gilt Award (0ne down from gold) and apparantly only a few points way from winning a Gold. Stratford also got a Silver Gilt and Leamington a Gold.

The judges started by saying that ‘Warwick has very strong local bloom competitions, some amazing residential gardens and quite remarkable floral displays at Pubs and Businesses and that Buisineses take up all of the available hanging baskets that can be provided.

Some of the comments that are relevant to the Buisnesses are:

A very clean and tidy town with absence of litter and graffiti.

Excellent signage and interpretation boards that were numerous and well respected with no damage.

They noticed that there were many floral baskets and troughs at businesses and public houses and the immaculate gardens at The Lord Leycester Hospital was a credit to the staff there.

I would personally like to thank all the businesses (most of which are independents) and households that have supported the Town by buying a basket from The Town Council and for all those who have done their own especially Steve in Smith St for yet again an amazing set of baskets.

Where we scored lower was in community projects and we will be addressing this for next year.’

Submitted by Mandy Littlejohn, as Deputy Chair of Community and Culture who attended the award along with Warwick Mayor Cll. Elizabeth Higgins.

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