Date Published: 

Thu, 20/10/2016
keynsham winners

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.

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