Burnham-On-Sea’s Mayor has this week congratulated the organisers of the town’s entry into the annual Britain In Bloom competition after it won a top silver pennant award.

Burnham In Bloom organisers Dave Perrett and Jo Brown received the award from ITV’s Downton Abbey stars Lord Julian Fellowes and Lady Emma Fellowes, as pictured here, during a ceremony in Newquay on Friday.

Over 400 people attended the south west regional awards event, including Burnham’s Mayor Cllr Andy Brewer and Mayoress Lorna Brewer.

Talking to Burnham-On-Sea.com, the Mayor said: “It was a real privilege to be able to support the Burnham in Bloom team at the South West in Bloom awards in Newquay.”

“A Silver Gilt award for Burnham is a very significant achievement and I would like to pass my sincere thanks and congratulations to all those involved with Burnham in Bloom for helping to enhance the appearance of our Town.”

“A special thanks needs to go to Dave Perrett and Joanne Brown for their dedication and commitment. I’m looking forward to attending the Burnham in Bloom presentation evening in November and meeting more of those involved.”

Britain In Bloom judges visited Burnham in July, as pictured below, when they gave an upbeat assessment of the town.

Burnham In Bloom’s Dave Perrett added this week: “We are pleased to have won a silver gilt award this year, just missing out on a gold award by a few points.”

“The judges praised the town centre flower displays and hanging baskets, and our thanks go to all who helped us this summer.”

Britain In Bloom judges in Burnham-On-Sea

“The judges did identified some improvements are needed at Apex Park with litter and poor grass cutting in several places. Overall, though, we are pleased and thank everyone who supported and helped us this year. We will be aiming for gold next year.”

The 2019 Burnham In Bloom awards presentation evening will be held in Burnham’s Jaycroft Road Town Council chambers on November 22nd when the silver gilt award and local awards will be formally handed over.