wins silver award at Britain In Bloom ceremony
organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's entry into the national Britain In
Bloom competition are this week celebrating after the town won a
Burnham In Bloom organisers Dave Perrett and Jo Brown received the
award from ITV Downton Abbey stars Lord Julian Fellowes and
Lady Emma Fellowes, as pictured here, during a ceremony in Torquay.
South West in Bloom judges visited Burnham-On-Sea over the summer,
as we reported here, when
they were "impressed" by floral displays and the standard
of The Esplanade, High Street, several businesses and care homes,
plus Apex Park and Marine Cove.
In Bloom Chairman Dave Perrett told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We
are delighted that Burnham has won a silver award in the pennant
category for towns. It's exciting to get this award after a gap
of several years."
last entered the contest in 2011. Work to improve Burnham's High
Street with new paving, lighting columns and hanging baskets as
part of the town's 'Tesco 106 funding project' meant the town has
been unable to enter since.
added: "It's a great recognition of the work that goes in to
making Burnham look good over the summer, with hanging baskets,
flowers beds and displays. The judges were impressed with what they
saw and have also given us some constructive feedback for how Burnham
can be improved further."
and Jo attended the awards ceremony at the Imperial Hotel in Torquay
alongside 370 other people from across the UK. "It was a superb
event and great to meet the Downton Abbey stars," he
also received several other certificates which will be presented
during the Burnham In Bloom awards presentation evening on November