The results are in and the East Midlands In Bloom awards have now been announced with Mablethorpe coming out with a Silver Gilt gong.
The awards presentation was held in Clifton, Nottingham, and Mablethorpe was part of the Coastal category, beating their ‘Silver’ award from last year by gaining a ‘Silver Gilt’ accolade.
Chairman of the Mablethorpe In Bloom, Graham Parkhurst shared the delight of the committee finally gaining the Silver Gilt they had been working so hard to achieve.
“As chairman, I am delighted that all of the hard work of Mablethorpe In Bloom members has resulted in a Silver Gilt award.
“It is the award that we have been trying to achieve for the last three years and we have finally achieved it.
“Well done everybody. Going forward I hope that we can maintain this level of the award and look forward to trying to get to a Gold standard.
“Without the support and help of all involved with In Bloom we would not have achieved this award.”
Each entry was judged during July on horticultural expertise, the maintenance of the local environment and the involvement of all sectors of the local community.
The total haul of awards in the East Midlands this year included 15 gold, 23 silver gilt, 17 silver, five bronze and one certificate of achievement.
Graham added: “I would also like to thank the Town Clerk, Steven Fletcher, for his help and co-operation with the works that the Town Council are involved in, and ELDC Street Scene operatives in Mablethorpe, for their help and understanding when we were involved in joint works.
“Also thanks go to all of the businesses and people that helped by donating time or gifts to raising the funds needed to complete the bucket and spade project in the Dunes Garden and the new boat floral display at the corner of Station Road.
“Finally thanks go to all the shops that entered our shop window competitions and all the people that entered our civic pride competition who made a difference to our judging and helped us achieve the Silver Gilt.”