Communities across Bath and North East Somerset won a host of South West in Bloom Awards this year.
Midsomer Norton took the gold award in the Preece cup, for towns with a population between 7,000 and 9,000, and was also the overall winner in this category. The town also went on to win a silver gilt in the RHS Britain in Bloom national Awards, and two volunteers picked up community awards for their work – Cllr Paul Myers and Patricia Flagg.
Keynsham was awarded gold in the Portman Cup category, for towns with a population between 12,000 and 19,000, and West Harptree won silver in the Pennant Village Class.
There were also a number of successes in the RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood awards:
- Midsomer Norton won 17 awards.
- Radstock won 17 awards.
- Westfield picked up 3 awards
- Keynsham won 9 awards
- Paulton won 14 awards
- Bath won 12 awards.
Winners in the Business, Leisure & Tourism category:
- Market Walk & Civic Centre, Keynsham - gold
- Salt & Malt, Chew Valley Lake - gold
- Milsom Place, Bath - gold
- Lamb Inn, Paulton - silver gilt
- The Fromeway Inn – silver gilt
- The Radstock Hotel – silver gilt
- RADCO – silver gilt
Keynsham Scout Group were also awarded the South West in Bloom Cup for achievements to Bloom by a youth group or groups of young people.
Details of the all the winners can be found here http://southwestinbloom.org.uk/news/Results-for-2016-Competition.aspx and also here.