Silver Gilt award is blooming great for Mablethorpe

Pictured is In Bloom treasurer Pat Locke, secretary Steffy Moon, Kath  Barker, Sam Ramsden and chairman Graham Parkhurst.
Pictured is In Bloom treasurer Pat Locke, secretary Steffy Moon, Kath Barker, Sam Ramsden and chairman Graham Parkhurst.
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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.”