East Staffordshire In Bloom Entries Claim Gold

East Staffordshire entries, supported by Molson Coors and Trent & Dove, in this year’s Heart of England In Bloom competition have been rewarded for their hard work, as they collected a haul of gold medals at the regional awards on Thursday 22nd September.

In claiming the awards, East Staffordshire entries have now collected a total of 36 consecutive gold medals since 2008.

Burton upon Trent, who are also bidding for RHS Britain in Bloom glory later this year, made it a total of 14 consecutive gold medals, as the town collected gold in the small city category.

There were also golds for entries in Winshill, as well as Uttoxeter, who also took a win in the small town category.

East Staffordshire parks, open spaces and neighbourhood entries also claimed a total of 21 medals, including 12 gold.

There were also special judge’s awards for Winshill volunteers Dennis and Margaret Fletcher for the work they have carried out in their community, as well as for Fountains High School, who picked up best project for young people for the Potting Shed which they operate at Stapenhill Cemetery.

Cllr Ray Faulkner, Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change, said: “It is a great honour for East Staffordshire to once again receive such prestigious awards as part of the Heart of England In Bloom competition. Looking forward, we must strive for continued excellence within our parks and open spaces across the Borough, especially as we aim for Britain In Bloom glory later this year.”

For more information and the full results, visit www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk/parks-and-open-spaces/in-bloom.