Civic pride night rewards Mablethorpe in Bloom efforts

Prizewinners and organisers pictured at the Civic Pride awards held in Mablethorpe on October 13.
Prizewinners and organisers pictured at the Civic Pride awards held in Mablethorpe on October 13.
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LOCAL heroes were rewarded for their hard work in this year’s Mablethorpe in Bloom campaign with a special civic pride awards night held last week.

Holivans Holiday Park in Mablethorpe hosted around 50 invitees with In Bloom Chairman Graham Parkhurst and Town Manager Karen Froggatt on hand to present awards and highlight the successes of this year’s entry.

Last month Mablethorpe’s efforts in the overall East Midlands in Bloom competition were awarded silver status for the fourth year in succession, with general litter, weeds and dog fouling problems proving the downfall.

Mablethorpe In Bloom Secretary Pat Locke was presented with the Judges’ Special Award for her sterling work at the Trusthorpe Allotments and Town Clerk Jen Cooper received the overall silver award to display in the town council offices.

The award for best residential garden went to Mr and Mrs Ranson of Sandhurst Grange, Sandilands with the runner-up prize going to Mr and Mrs Waring of St Andrew’s Road, Mablethorpe. Sunnycroft bed and breakfast in Sandilands scooped best pub/guesthouse ahead of The Ramblers in Trusthorpe. Best business award went to Willow Tree Farm in Sutton on Sea with Louth Hospice Shop and The Seal Sanctuary Shop sharing the runner-up prize.

Town Manager Karen Froggatt said: “Mablethorpe in Bloom is a very important campaign for the town and provides an improvement to the local environment through attractive floral displays, and increase in civic pride and a boost to the local economy.”

In Bloom Chairman Graham Parkhurst added: “We need to see more and more people getting into the spirit of In Bloom. After four years achieving the silver award, we really need everyone to get on board so that next year, we can go for gold!”

l How did you rate this year’s In Bloom efforts? What can be done to earn gold next year? Email your views to sam.kinnaird@jpress.co.uk .