Bedford takes Gold at Anglia in Bloom!
After months of planting, pruning, preening and of course
judging, Bedford Borough has once again come top of the class at
Anglia in Bloom 2011!
At the awards ceremony in Colchester yesterday afternoon,
Bedford in Bloom scooped the prestigious overall regional winner
award as well as winning the large town/small city category and a
gold award, for the fourth year in a row!
In addition to Bedford in Bloom’s success, various community ‘In
Bloom’ groups also had reason to celebrate with the following
• Queen’s Park (Urban Community) - Silver
• Kempston (Large Town) - Silver
• Turvey (Small Village) - Silver
• Brickhill (Urban Community) - Bronze
• Cauldwell & Kingsbrook (Urban Community) - Silver Gilt
and overall category winner
The ‘In Bloom’ awards are one of the largest horticultural and
environmental campaigns in Europe and are run by the Royal
Horticultural Society. Anglia in Bloom operates alongside a number
of other regional campaigns which feed into the national ‘Britain
in Bloom’ competition.
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “I would like to
congratulate everyone involved with Bedford in Bloom and the
various ‘In Bloom’ community groups throughout Bedford Borough for
another successful year.
“I know the Anglia in Bloom judges were particularly impressed
with the level of community involvement on show throughout the
borough and these awards are a fitting recognition of all the hard
work which takes place behind the scenes to ensure Bedford Borough
remains a great place to live, work and visit.
“I have said many times before that ‘In Bloom’ is not just about
planting flowers - it provides a superb opportunity to bring local
communities together to improve the area they live in and long may
This Saturday (17th) will be Cauldwell & Kingsbrook in
Bloom’s AGM to discuss future projects and residents are invited to
this open meeting at the community rooms at Mile Road Allotments at
Bedford in Bloom has also been entered in the national, Britain
in Bloom competition. The results for that will be revealed on the