Louth and Mablethorpe have been amongst those recognised in this year’s East Midlands in Bloom 2013 awards presentation that took place in Skegness this morning (Wednesday, September 11).
55 community groups entered this year’s competition, spreading all across the East Midlands Region.
Each of the entries was judged during July on horticultural expertise, the maintenance of the local environment and the involvement of all sectors of the local community.
The haul of awards this year includes 12 Gold, 20 Silver Gilt, 17 Silver, 4 Bronze and 2 Certificates of Achievement.
Special Awards are also presented to communities to highlight outstanding achievements in cleanliness, conservation, horticultural excellence, the best front garden and business premise.
Those that came out on top in our area includes Louth who received a Silver Gilt in the ‘Large Town’ category and judges were particularly impressed this year with the Yarn Bombing that was let loose all over the town.
Mablethorpe also came out with a Silver Award in the ‘Coastal Resort’ category and the judges commended the work that was put into the Trusthorpe Community Garden.
Little Cawthorpe near Louth won a Silver Award in the ‘Small Village’ category and were impressed with the horticultural excellence by The Royal Oak pub and the orchid Meadows.
Alford also received a Bronze Award in the ‘Small Town’ category with impressive works by Manor House Garden and it’s volunteer gardens.
Jeff Bates, Chair of East Midlands in Bloom says: “It is very pleasing to see that there is growing interest from communities to work together and improve quality of the environment where they live.
“The awards show that high standards are being maintained and there are many examples of projects that have delivered long lasting improvements.”