The Cumbria in Bloom Awards Ceremony took place in Silloth this afternoon at the Golf Hotel. Silloth has been awarded the Coastal Resort Trophy for the fourth year running which is a tremendous achievement. The award was presented by Cumbria High Sheriff Alistair Wannop. Silloth also achieved a Silver Gilt Cumbria in Bloom Pride in Your Community Medal Award.
The Heritage Rose & Bee Garden achieved an ‘Outstanding’ RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood Award. The Causewayhead WI ladies achieved a ‘Thriving’ RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood Award for the Discovery Centre Garden and the Friends of Silloth Green achieved an ‘Advancing’ RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood Award for the Community Garden. The awards were presented by Eileen Kirby & Jane Hasell-McCosh.
Silloth-on-Solway Golf Club achieved a Silver in the Cumbria in Bloom Tourism Medal Awards.
The Cumbria in Bloom awards are a tremendous achievement for the whole town and reflects all the hard work and preparation put in by everyone concerned, over many months. There have been a lot of positive comments received this year from both visitors and local residents. The town has never looked better!
Hosting this year’s Cumbria in Bloom Awards Ceremony has certainly put Silloth on the map, with visitors from all over the County attending the ceremony, many of whom popped across to the Community Garden before they left, to enjoy the afternoon sunshine.
Silloth is also a finalist in the Britain in Bloom (BiB) national awards, in the Small Coastal Town (less than 12k population) category alongside contenders from Whitby, North Berwick, Newcastle (NI), Hunstanton and Sidmouth. Also representing Cumbria in the national competition are Dalston, Kendal and Penrith BID. The national results will be announced on October 27. The competition winners will be announced at the Britain in Bloom Awards Ceremony which takes place in Llandudno on 27th October 2017.
A full list of the 2017 Cumbria in Bloom Awards can be viewed at the Cumbria in Bloom website at:- http://www.cumbria-in-bloom.org.uk/