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Bury wins top regional award for 11 years in a row

Press Release   •   Oct 29, 2014 12:17 GMT

At the 2014 RHS North West in Bloom finals, Bury has scooped gold and won the Best Large Town category for the 11th year in a row. 

Radcliffe won a gold award in a separate category for the 4th year running and Ramsbottom, entered
by Incredible Edible Ramsbottom, won a silver gilt award in its first year of entry since the year 2000. 

Two discretionary awards were also presented to Bury – the Environmental Quality Award for Bury’s recycling initiative and the Outstanding Contribution Award went to Martin Dowding, grounds maintenance manager at Bury Council. 

Bury was also put forward to represent the region in the national Britain in Bloom finals in 2015. 

Councillor Tony Isherwood, cabinet member for the environment, said: “Due once again to a fantastic all round team effort, our borough has retained its reputation for excellence and won yet another set of impressive awards. 

“Producing these results year on year is a fantastic achievement and clearly demonstrates what can be pulled off when council teams work in partnership with the local community and local businesses. 

“The results are a credit to everyone involved.”

ENDS

Press release issued: 29 October 2014.

Picture: The wicker display at Peel roundabout, sponsored by Superior Signs. (Further photos are available on request).

Note to editors:

The regional and national ‘in bloom’ awards presented to Bury from 2003 to 2013 are as follows.

2003

Runner-up, Best large town, North West in Bloom

 

2004

Best large town in the North West

Best new landscape feature

Best Environmental Award (St Thomas School)

 

2005

Best Large Town, North West in Bloom

Best feature in a public place

Silver Award, Britain in Bloom


2006

Best Large Town, North West in Bloom

Best feature in a public place

 

2007

Best Large Town, North West in Bloom

Environmental Quality Award

Silver Award, Britain in Bloom

 

2008

Best large town, North West in Bloom

Clean Sweep Award

 

2009 Best large town, North West in Bloom

Heritage Award

Local Routes Award

Silver-Gilt Award, Britain in Bloom

 

2010

Best large town, North West in Bloom

Gold Award, North West in Bloom

 

2011

Best large town, North West in Bloom

Gold Award, North West in Bloom

Silver-Gilt Award, Britain in Bloom

RHS Floral Award, Britain in Bloom

 

2012

Best large town and gold award, North West in Bloom

Best town centre, North West in Bloom

The Environmental Award for local authorities, North West in Bloom

 

2013

Best large town and gold award, North West in Bloom

Gold Award, Britain in Bloom

Environmental Responsibility Award, Britain in Bloom