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In Bloom success for Dersingham, Downham, Hunstanton and King’s Lynn





West Norfolk won big at this year’s annual Anglia in Bloom awards.

Six counties across East Anglia took part in the campaign, with 120 people attending the awards that took place in Huntingdon.

This year Lynn was judged virtually, with no in-person visit from the judges, and picked up trophies for the Best Coronation Display in Tower Gardens, Best Crematorium and Cemetery for Mintlyn and Best Churchyard at the Minster.

Some of West Norfolk Council's public open space teams with their Anglia in Bloom 2023 awards
Some of West Norfolk Council's public open space teams with their Anglia in Bloom 2023 awards

Gold Awards were given to the Public Open Space team for Tower Gardens and The Walks, The Wenns also won gold for best pub/restaurant/shop frontage.

Elsewhere in Lynn, Goodwins Hall scooped a silver gilt certificate in the nursing or care home category, South Wootton Parish Council was celebrating a silver gilt certificate for The Green and gold for Wootton Park.

The public open space team also celebrated with a trophy for the best coastal award in Hunstanton. Elsewhere in the town there was another trophy for Northfield Allotments in best grow your own.

Some of the awards won by West Norfolk Council's public open space teams at Anglia in Bloom 2023
Some of the awards won by West Norfolk Council's public open space teams at Anglia in Bloom 2023

Certificates were awarded for the wildflower verge planting (conservation/biodiversity), Redgate Hill roundabout (sustainable planting), Boston Square Gardens (garden for special needs) and Esplanade Gardens (best local authority display).

Downham won a silver gilt certificate in the town category and The Gables in Dersingham won a silver gilt certificate too.

Cllr Bal Anota, cabinet member for property and corporate services at West Norfolk Council, said: “This is a fantastic result for the many people who make a difference in our public open spaces.

“Council staff care passionately about our parks and green spaces so these are well deserved wins for them but there are also many volunteers and community groups that make a real difference in West Norfolk and they deserve recognition too.

“To win Anglia in Bloom you must involve your community, encourage biodiversity and raise the standards of the environment. These awards show that we are doing just that. I would like to thank our staff and many others who make West Norfolk such a great place to live.”

The full list of west Norfolk results is below:

Lynn

Best Coronation Display: Tower Gardens: Gold and overall winner (Trophy)

Best Public Open Space: Tower Gardens & Walks: Gold (Certificate)

Crematorium & Cemeteries /Burial Ground: Mintlyn: Gold and overall winner (Trophy)

Churchyards: Minster: Gold and overall winner (Trophy)

Best pub /restaurant/ shop front: The Wenns : Gold (Certificate)

Nursing or Care Home: Goodwins Hall -Silver Gilt (Certificate)

Public Park: South Wootton (PC led ) The Green -Silver Gilt (Certificate)

Wootton Park – Gold (Certificate)

Downham

Town: Silver Gilt (Certificate )

Nominated in Special Awards: Young Peoples Project under 12 years: Garden seed tray competition (Certificate)

Hunstanton

Coastal: Gold and overall winner (Trophy)

Nominated in

Grow Your Own: Northfield Allotments -overall winner (Trophy)

Conservation/Biodiversity: Wildflower verge planting (Certificate)

Sustainable planting: Redgate Hill Roundabout (Certificate)

Garden for special needs: Boston Square Gardens (Certificate)

Best Local Authority Display: Esplanade Gardens (Certificate)

Dersingham

The Gables care home - Silver Gilt (Certificate)



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