Bracknell Awarded Silver Gilt in the Thames and Chilterns in Bloom Judging
29th September 2017 Posted in Community News
Bracknell looked blooming beautiful when regional Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom judges visited the town on 26th July 2017.
Thames and Chilterns in Bloom judges were taken on a three hour tour of the town to see Bracknell’s horticultural highlights. The judging started with a presentation by Chairman Allan Moffat at Jocks Lane Recreation Ground followed by a visit to the 4th Sea Scouts in Priestwood. The judges were then taken past the living wall on Millennium Way to view The Elms community project in Bullbrook. The tour continued to the Bus Station, Pocket Park, Arlington Square Business Park, Fountains Garth and to the Bracknell Forest Lions Club flowerbed in Wildridings. The tour continued further to Northern Woods, Ringmead Allotments, Mill Park, and St Michael and St Mary Magdalene Church. The judges were then taken to walk along the North Lake Board Walk, visit Birch Hill Scout Hut, and Birch Hill shops. The tour concluded at South Hill Park, where the judges met over fifty Bracknell in Bloom supporters and sponsors for lunch.
Bracknell in Bloom was awarded a Silver Gilt Award and first in the Small City Category at the Thames and Chiltern Britain in bloom ceremony awards in Amersham. Bracknell in Bloom was also awarded Silver Gilt at Mill Park, Silver Gilt at Jocks Lane Recreation Ground and Gold at South Hill Park in the Parks Category. The Town Clerk, Jackie Burgess, The Recreational Facilities Manager, Allan Moffat and Councillor Mrs Isabel Mattick were delighted to be at the event and to receive the Awards on behalf of the Bracknell In Bloom Committee and all its supporters.
Allan Moffat, Chair of the Bracknell in Bloom committee and Recreational and Facilities Manager at Bracknell Town Council said: “The judges were impressed that the whole community is involved in Bracknell in Bloom and they commented on how friendly and welcoming everyone was. They really enjoyed their day in Bracknell.”
Allan added: “Our thanks to everyone involved for all their hard work to help achieve these awards.”
Leader of the Council Cllr Chris Turrell said: “This is an excellent result, reflecting hard work from many contributors from the community, and local groups. It is particularly good to see the recognition for Bracknell’s parks. I look forward to Bracknell in Bloom continuing next year.”
The Bracknell in Bloom committee is a partnership of organisations including: – Bracknell Town Council, Bracknell Forest Homes, Bracknell Forest Council, Bracknell Horticultural Association, Bracknell Regeneration Partnership, South Hill Park and The Bracknell Forest Society. Local residents and businesses are also represented on the committee.