Mablethorpe scoops silver In Bloom award

MABLETHORPE has once again achieved a very creditable silver award for its entry into this year’s East Midlands in Bloom competition.

Town manager Karen Froggatt, along with In Bloom chiefs Graham Parkhurst and Pat Locke, went along to the awards ceremony on Wednesday, September 14. More than 50 entries were received overall.

Judges ran the rule over Mablethorpe’s bid earlier this year, scrutinising entries across our region before delivering their verdict last Wednesday.

A special judges award was also awarded to Trusthorpe Allotments and to Pat Locke for her excellent work for the In Bloom cause. The best residential garden in Mablethorpe also received a silver award.

Mablethorpe’s entry hinged on the Linkage green, Railway Walk, Holivan’s Caravan Park and the town’s array of hanging baskets and each were commended for their presentation.

The Harris Boulevard Project and the new Seed 2 Plate Community Garden were also praised.

However, Mablethorpe’s downfall proved to be a general problem with weeds, litter and dog fouling.

But overall, the judges praised Mablethorpe’s improvement from 2010’s entry.

Organisers will be hoping the town can go one better next time around.

Karen Froggatt said: “It’s fantastic news that we have maintained our silver award standard and I really want to say a big thank you to the In Bloom Committee and those businesses who supported the campaign.

“We will continue the good work and start the campaign so that next year we can go for gold. Along with the local authorities, we need everyone’s help in the community to ensure that the area in front of their business or home is weed and litter free. It’s only by working together that we can raise the standard and achieve the desired result.”

l How did you rate Mablethorpe’s efforts in this year’s competition? Send your views to sam.kinnaird@jpress.co.uk .