celebrates Britain In Bloom silver gilt award win
were underway in Highbridge on Thursday (September 20th) after
the town won a sought-after Silver Gilt award at the annual Britain
In Bloom prize ceremony.
team from Highbridge In Bloom joined hundreds of representatives
from towns across the south west in Weston's Winter Gardens for
the special ceremony where the news was announced.
team - consisting of Phil and Pam Lyes, Joyce Curtis, Bill Fisher
and Ray Reddish - were celebrating after scooping a Silver Gilt
award in the Ayre Cup category.
also won seven neighbourhood awards as the judges praised the
quality of the town.
Marine Cove Gardens were also praised by the judges, who awarded
the facilities an 'outstanding' neighbourhood award.
In Bloom's Pam Lyes told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It's wonderful
that Highbridge has retained its Silver Gilt award and that all
the hard word by the community has paid off."
thanked all those who helped with the work to prepare
the town for this year's judging, who included Highbridge
Dreamscheme, Burnham and Highbridge Town Council, Sedgemoor District
Council and Groves Xtreme Clean, which helped without charge.
and Highbridge Mayor Ken Smout, who attended Thursday's awards,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I was proud to be representing
the two towns and was delighted that the flowers and the community
were recognised. It just shows what can be done when people work
Burnham did not enter as a town this year due to issues with lamp
posts along the High Street preventing flower baskets from being
hung, as we reported here.
Top, the Highbridge In Bloom team with Sedgemoor District Council
workers and, above, the former Mayor and Mayoress at a seed planting
session besides Highbridge's Walrow roundabout