The outstanding success enjoyed by Hunstanton’s In Bloom team this year was honoured on Saturday with a presentation at the Spinney
The trophy and certificate for the Best Coastal Resort and Gold awards were presented to the town mayor.
Chairwoman of Hunstanton In Bloom Elizabeth Watson thanked Chris Durham and his team and all the groups and volunteers for their hard work and said: “We particularly appreciate the support of the businesses in the town, so many have made contributions to this amazing community effort.
“Of course the work continues and I’m pleased to report that plans for 2015 are already under way including yet more community involvement with Smithdon School taking on the ‘anchor bed’ in Lincoln Square.”
Attending the award ceremony, chairman of judges George Dawson and Anglia in Bloom chairman Bob Ollier congratulated the team. Mr Ollier said: “Following the judges’ report from the Anglia in Bloom Competition, the committee and volunteers took on board the judges’ comments and set to work on the areas highlighted for improvement; their hard work paid off and it is a credit to everyone involved.”
Accepting the awards on behalf of the town, Carol Bower said that the award had been won by a large number of people and paid tribute to the volunteers and grounds maintenance staff. She noted that: “Flowers have crept into once neglected areas of the town.”
“The trophy will be displayed at the Town Hall for the time being until we are able to put it on public display outside for all our residents and visitors to see,” she added.
Hunstanton Brownies made a significant contribution to the In Bloom activities during the year including the planting of two beds, planning wildflowers in several areas of the town and undertaking projects in the community orchard and in recognition of their work they were asked to cut the celebratory cake made by Angie Sandercock.