Yorkshire in Bloom
Wednesday 20th September 2017

Blooming Good Year For Yorkshire. Press Release

Press Release
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It’s been a blooming good year for Yorkshire
Communities from across Yorkshire put on the ‘gardening glitz’ today to attend the annual Yorkshire in Bloom awards ceremony and hear how their horticultural and environmental efforts were judged in this year’s campaign.
 
The results, announced at the prestigious event held in the Royal Armouries in Leeds,
were blooming marvellous in each of the five categories of village, urban community, town, city and coastal, with 11 Gold, 46 Silver Gilt, 30 Silver and two Bronze Awards being given out. There were also many special and discretionary awards for businesses, hotels, pubs and visitor attractions, as well as young people’s awards.
 
Star performers from the 2010 campaign are: Sawley for the small village category, Luddenden for the village category, Shadwell for large village, Starbeck for urban community, Dunnington for small town, Ilkley for town, Beverley for large town, Halifax for large town/small city, City of York for city and Whitby for small coastal resort.
 
Cllr James McKenna, the Lord Mayor of Leeds, who welcomed guests to the awards ceremony, said:“I am delighted that Leeds is hosting this year’s Yorkshire in Bloom, which we thoroughly support as a marvellous way of bringing communities together while they do something that genuinely brightens local environments.  ‘In Bloom’ involves everyone from local residents and schools, to large organisations and businesses - we can all do our bit.
 
“Each individual floral display plays its part in making Yorkshire an even lovelier place, both for people who live here and for visitors.  I am particularly pleased that Leeds is representing Yorkshire in the large city category of RHS Britain in Bloom this year and the results of that will be announced at end of this month. I’m sure we’ll do the region proud.”
 
Over two hundred and fifty entrants participated in the whole 2010 Yorkshire in Bloom campaign, including 36 schools, three universities and one college, and 27 entrants took part in the new ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) initiative. But it wasn’t only the entrants that worked hard for the campaign, as the 75 Yorkshire in Bloom Judges travelled over 10,000 miles to cover the whole of the Yorkshire area.
 
Judging criteria for the competition are: horticultural achievement, environmental responsibility and community participation.
 
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Representing Yorkshire in the 2010 national RHS Britain in Bloom campaign are: Harrogate, in the elite ‘Champion of Champions’ category; Scarborough in the coastal category (population 12,000 and above); Leeds in the large city category; Cayton in the large village category; Hunmanby in the small town category; Wetherby in the town category and Beighton (Sheffield) in the urban community category.
 
The results of the national campaign will be announced on September 29th.
 
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Issued By:
Marie Louise Robinson,
Arkimedia Creative Communications Ltd for Yorkshire in Bloom
All enquiries tel: 01964 550551 mob: 07949 763722 e: m.robinson@arkimedianet.com
 
Editors please note:
* Full list of results attached together with list of entrants in all categories.
* Photographs will be available after the event.
* Full list of judges’ comments available through the website www.yorkshireinbloom.co.uk
 
About Yorkshire in Bloom:
In 2010:
·        257 entrants across the region participated in the campaign.
·        A further 6 entrants have represented Yorkshire in the national RHS Britain in Bloom campaign, including 1 entrant representing Yorkshire in the elite Champions of Champions competition
·        36 schools and 3 Universities and 1 college entered
·        27 entrants participated in the ‘It’s your Neighbourhood’ RHS Initiative.
·        75 Judges have travelled over 10,000 miles to cover the whole of the Yorkshire area.
·        260 people were invited to celebrate their achievements at the Royal Armouries in Leeds
·        The photographic competition was launched this year and will continue next year
·        Events for 2010 included: the launch at The Mansion House in Leeds, an entrants’ seminar, a judges forum, Renaissance road shows and Yorkshire in Bloom stands at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show and the Great Yorkshire Show.
 
More about Yorkshire in Bloom:
The ‘In Bloom’ campaign was started over 45 years ago and the national competition ‘Britain in Bloom’ is organised by the Royal Horticultural Society. Yorkshire in Bloom is one of the 18 regions and nations in Britain that takes part in this environmental campaign. Entries throughout the area are communities working together to improve their local environment, where they live and work. It’s an all year round campaign, about caring for the environment and sustainable practices. There are two periods of judging, in spring and summer and an overall Award is made depending on how well each entry has met the judging criteria, which covers horticultural achievement, environmental responsibility and community participation.
 
For more information on the Yorkshire in Bloom campaign, please visit www.yorkshireinbloom.co.uk
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