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
coveted silver award.
Burnham In Bloom Chairman Dave Perrett received the award from Lady
Emma Fellowes at a ceremony held in Yeovil this week.
South West in Bloom judges visited Burnham-On-Sea over the summer,
as we reported here,
when they said they were "impressed" by the floral displays
and the standard of The Esplanade, High Street, businesses, parks
Perrett, pictured below with Lady Emma Fellowes and Mayor of Yeovil
David Recardo, 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 win this award for a second year after a gap of
attended the awards ceremony as Burnham's representative at Yeovil's
Westlands Centre alongside 400 other people from across the south
judges' report states: "The majority of the baskets and displays
in the town are planted by the local council and were attractive.
There was more of local people and businesses getting involved with
the bloom campaign and clearly great pride was demonstrated in many
areas visited during the tour."
bloom activity is underpinned by the local gardens competition,
which has proved to be very successful. It was good to visit the
local primary school where the children had recently been involved
with planting their own sensory garden with plans to further develop
judge was introduced to the Friends of Apex Park who help maintain
it to a high standard. This is a great community asset, well used
by all age groups with excellent signage, a delightful walkway around
the lake and a haven for wilife."
judges also identified several areas for improvement, saying that
some of the flower planters in Burnham High Street need a better
mix of plants, with more sustainable planting. They also said that
more evidence of sponsorship from the local business community would
certificates were received by the Bloom judges which will be presented
during the annual Burnham In Bloom awards presentation evening on
Friday November 23rd at 7.30pm.
of the awards will go to local schools in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
who entered the neighbourhood awards scheme, while one will go to
Salt Express at Edithmead which entered the business category.