Yorkshire in Bloom
Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Taking Yorkshire to a National Level


PRESS RELEASE           

                                                                   'Communities growing together'
                                                                     'Part of RHS Britain in Bloom'
Taking Yorkshire to a National Level
10th January 2011
Yorkshire in Bloom has announced the seven finalists going forward to represent the region in the national 2011 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom campaign.
Joining seventy other villages, towns, cities and urban communities from across the UK are: Whitby, Shadwell (Leeds), Ilkley, Dunnington, Woodlesford, York and Luddenden.

Chair of Yorkshire in Bloom, Chris Beard, said: “The ‘In Bloom’ campaign brings to the fore the best in local communities; educating and creating awareness of the local environment and getting groups to participate in projects to enhance their local areas, making it a better place to live, which is something everyone can contribute to."


Explaining more, Stephanie Eynon, RHS Community Horticulture Manager said: “RHS Britain in Bloom is all about local community involvement. Prime Minister David Cameron is encouraging people to take a more active interest in their community and the RHS is pleased to be able to demonstrate that people around the country have, through Britain in Bloom, been doing just that for many years.”

Whitby is taking part in the coastal category of the UK finals and Susan Davies, Chair of Whitby in Bloom, outlined what the town has to offer the judges: “Everything that we do within our ‘In Bloom’ activities is in keeping with our heritage and culture; from embracing the town’s whaling background, its ecclesiastical origins, through to the ‘mad hatter’s’ tea parties and even a Gothic Weekend.

“We have a lot of people in Whitby that are committed to keeping our town and environment as beautiful as possible. The last time we entered Britain in Bloom in 2006, we were given a Silver Award, and year on year we have improved our result in the regional in Bloom campaign, taking Silver Gilt in 2010.

Picture of Whitby in Bloom                 Picture of Whitby in Bloom

Finalist in the city category, York will be facing competition from Richmond on Thames, Wrexham, Stockton and Bury. Elizabeth Levett, Co-ordinator for York in Bloom said: “We have gone from strength to strength within Yorkshire in Bloom and we are proud to be representing the region. ‘In Bloom’ fits in very much with the ethos of what we are doing in York, engaging with the community and building on the pockets of excellence. We are bringing together small, steady improvements within the resources that we have.”
Elizabeth continued: “The message of ‘In Bloom’ is about people being proud of their own neighbourhood, more than it being all about the floral displays. In this way, Britain in Bloom is an ideal showcase for us, as it gives recognition and brings an extra framework with external verification of everything we are doing in York.”


Picture of York in Bloom




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