Impressive ‘In Bloom’ awards for Louth, Mablethorpe and Alford

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Towns and villages in our area have been rewarded for all their hard work and effort today (September 17) at the East Midlands In Bloom Awards 2014.

The awards presentation, which was held in Clifton, Nottingham, saw Louth being awarded a silver gilt in the large town category and the nearby village of Little Cawthorpe winning a silver award in the small village category.

Mablethorpe received a silver gilt award in the coastal category, and Alford was awarded a silver award in the small town category.

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.

Special Awards are also presented to communities to highlight outstanding achievements in cleanliness, conservation, horticultural excellence, the best front garden and business premise.

Jeff Bates, Chair of East Midlands in Bloom says: “This year we saw record numbers enter the regional East Midlands in Bloom competition.

“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. ”