In Bloom success for the coast

All smiles: The Mablethorpe In Bloom committee during judging day earlier this year. Inset: Sutton on Sea Gardening Group enjoyed their judging day as well.
All smiles: The Mablethorpe In Bloom committee during judging day earlier this year. Inset: Sutton on Sea Gardening Group enjoyed their judging day as well.

A sea of silver success was seen in Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea last week as the East Midlands In Bloom awards were officially announced.

To kick off the round of celebrations for the coast, the Mablethorpe In Bloom committee again were proud to receive a Silver Gilt award.

Sutton in Bloom

Sutton in Bloom

Not only that, but Mablethorpe also received the judges’ award, acknowledging the group’s dedication to improving the local area.

Chair of the Mablethorpe In Bloom committee Karen Froggatt commented: “I would like to say a huge thank you to the Mablethorpe in Bloom committee and the residents and groups that do a fantastic job, creating innovative displays and areas that really do add something special to Mablethorpe.”

The judges noted that the displays created by local residents at the Cross Inn and Golf Road provided ‘a great impact’ and the standard of maintenance by volunteers was commended and made ‘a big difference to the presentation of the area’.

The environmental project at St Mary’s was also commended and was ‘a welcome addition to the tour’.

St Peter’s Annexe was a ‘real inspiration’ and shows what can be achieved when the community work together.

Karen added: “We really do want to ‘go for gold’ next year and would welcome any help and ideas to drive the area forwards.”

Anyone interested in joining the committee and/or helping out with planting, can contact Karen via email 
on opsmanager@map-cic.co.uk.

In Sutton on Sea, a silver award was received. It was the first time the Sutton on Sea Gardening Group took over the town’s entry and were very pleased with the final results they achieved.

Chair of Sutton on Sea Gardening Group Kath Riggall said: “We are absolutely thrilled with our silver award to say this is the first year we have entered East Midlands In Bloom.

“I would just like to thank everyone that has made this possible. Next year we aim to go for gold and we would appreciate any extra help we can find.”

Judges commended The Meridale Community Garden and the War Memorial. They also liked the ‘relaxed feel’ the town had and said it was like ‘stepping back in time’.

If you would like to get involved with next year’s Sutton on Sea In Bloom entry, email kath.riggall@googlemail.com.

1 Another standout achievement for Mablethorpe saw the Linkage Community Green receiving the title of best commercial premises in the East Midlands. For more on this story, turn to page 5.