Skegness scoops East Midlands In Bloom awards

Lisa Collins with Waterfall Gardens volunteers at the East Midlands in Bloom awards
Lisa Collins with Waterfall Gardens volunteers at the East Midlands in Bloom awards

Success flowered for Skegness with the town winning bronze at the East Midlands in Bloom award ceremony.

The result was all the more impressive as it was the the first time the town had entered the competition for a number of years. To make the occasion even more special, there was a Level 2 It’s Your neighbourhood Award for the Waterfall Garden and Judges Award to town manager Lisa Collins and volunteers for their work on the restoration project.

With the Coastal Eco-centre also receiving an It’s Your Neighbourhood award, Skegness scooped two of the six awards for the East Midlands.

Lisa said: “It was a thoroughly enjoyable day, meeting so many inspirational gardeners and we have come away with lots of ideas and areas for development, as advised by our judges.”

She added: “Bringing together voluntary and community groups, the business sector and local authority in-put is the way forward to enhance our current offer.

“This has always been my vision and strategy to support Skegness in areas of development, we have to acknowledge that we have less funding and resources, so establishing effective partnerships is the way forward for community and economic well-being and success.”

A Skegness in Bloom group is now being formed to prepare for next year’s competition. To get involved email lisa.janecollins@e-lindsey.gov.uk