Blooming good show as town achieves award
Bouquets of praise have again gone to Dunstable in the Anglia In Bloom contest.
This year, the town has earned a silver gilt award in the “large town” category.
Dunstable mayor Councillor Pat Staples said: “Considering the challenging weather we have had this year, we are absolutely delighted with a silver gilt award and are determined to regain our gold status next year.”
Weatherfield Academy, in Dunstable, was nominated in the “Grow Your Own” award section of the contest.
Anglia in Bloom chairman Bob Ollier said: “After one of the wettest and most difficult summers, including a hosepipe ban, it is astonishing that the Anglia communities have achieved some of the best ‘Blooming’ displays across the six counties of the Anglia region.
“With superb floral displays, and excellent community work, we have seen standards raised beyond expectations.
“It was evident this year that the key to success is community involvement, where everyone pulls together, gets involved and then delivers.
“Communities are also recognising the importance of sustainable displays coupled with good horticultural standards, delivering outstanding bedding displays.
“These are all achieved through the support from sponsors and community groups engaged across the region, who are all dedicated to enhancing their community within our prestigious environmental campaign.”
He congratulated all the communities involved.
George Dawson, chairman of the judges, said: “A community is a winner as soon as it enters into the campaign.
“It seems that every year the British climate tries to wreck all the efforts that the communities make to improve their areas.
“However, as the awards show, it seems it makes no difference as standards have actually improved again. Well done, may it long continue.”
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Weather for Luton
Sunday 19 May 2013
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