Louth In Bloom chairman ‘thrilled’ with silver gilt award

Louth In Bloom committee members James Pocklington, Roz Laggan, Biff Vernon, Sue Lockling (Chair), and Richard Speed with Louth's silver gilt award. EMN-140919-101627001
Louth In Bloom committee members James Pocklington, Roz Laggan, Biff Vernon, Sue Lockling (Chair), and Richard Speed with Louth's silver gilt award. EMN-140919-101627001
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The Chair of the Louth In Bloom committee has said that she is “really thrilled” with the silver gilt award that they have received in this year’s competition, as it is revealed that Louth was just five points away from the prestigious gold award.

After the awards were presented in Nottinghamshire on Wednesday (September 17), Chair of the Louth In Bloom Committee Sue Locking said: “We are really thrilled with the silver gilt award.

“We were confident that we would get a good result, but funnily enough we got exactly the same marks as we got last year - just five marks short of a gold award.

“Louth also got a special judges award for ‘The Friends and Volunteers of Louth Cemetery’ and our town clerk Linda Blankley has to be thanked for her tremendous work with that and also for designing a special pennant, which also won a special award.”

Jeff Bates, Chair of East Midlands in Bloom said: “The RHS Britain in Bloom competition is now 50 years old, and we continue to meet new groups in our region, who want to improve and maintain their locality.

“The awards are given in recognition for all the hard work, time, and dedication to enrich the environment where we all live. We are also very grateful for the support from business, which enables us to continue each year. ”