Blooming town shares in success

Burgh in Bloom winners. L-R Gloria Suggett, Trevor Hammersley, Wendy Hammersley, Malcolm Ringsell, Neil Cooper (Mayor of Burgh).
Burgh in Bloom winners. L-R Gloria Suggett, Trevor Hammersley, Wendy Hammersley, Malcolm Ringsell, Neil Cooper (Mayor of Burgh).
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Teamwork and community spirit helped Burgh le Marsh win a coveted East Midlands in Bloom Bronze Award.

It was a case of third time lucky for the town which had entered the competition twice previously without success.

Burgh town councillor David Fenton led the bid assisted by Coun Michael Martin.

Judges set criteria including community engagement, heritage, tourism, horticulture, environment, and pride of place.

In addition to the overall Bronze award, The Fleece Inn was given a Silver Gilt certificate, Gloria Suggett won a certificate of achievement for best front garden and the Judges’ Award for Heritage was presented to Malcolm Ringsell of Burgh le Marsh Heritage Group.

The Bronze Award was received by Burgh le Marsh Mayor Neil Cooper.

Coun Cooper said: “I am delighted that we have received this award. It is all about how the town blooms, but it is not so much about flowers as how the community work together to deliver a better place for everyone. It is the first time we have been recognised so now it is onwards and upwards.”

The awards will be formally presented during a civic ceremony at Burgh Baptist Church on November 22.