Update Fri 14th October:
St George in Bloom won Silver in the Urban Category of 2016 Britain in Bloom Awards. The certificate was awarded at the national RHS Britain in Bloom award ceremony in Birmingham this evening.
At the awards ceremony held today on Thursday 6th October 2016 and hosted by RHS Britain in Bloom South West at Taunton Cricket ground, representatives from St. George in Bloom and community groups from St. George received the following awards.
St. George in Bloom received GOLD in the Pennant town / city category for the third consecutive year.
The following local community groups also received the following RHS ‘It’s your Neighbourhood’ awards:-
Bristol East Allotments group received OUTSTANDING
St Aidan’s Allotments in St. George received OUTSTANDING
Friends of Troopers Hill received OUTSTANDING
Kensington Road Residents Association received OUTSTANDING
Friends of Kingsway Youth “Hope for the future” received THRIVING
In addition, Air Balloon Hill Primary School in St. George received the Clem Preece Memorial cup for an outstanding effort by a school in promoting South West in Bloom and Friends of Troopers Hill received The Sutton seeds cup for an outstanding area of nature conservation.
Grenville Johnson Chair of St. George in Bloom said:-
‘My congratulations to everyone – It was an honour and privilege for myself and representatives from St. George in Bloom to attend the awards ceremony today, and receive all these wonderful awards on behalf of our community groups in St George.
I would like to sincerely thank everyone for their enthusiasm, hard work and commitment, and for making our area of the City of Bristol a greener, healthier, and happier place in which to live and work.
I also wish to sincerely thank the local City Councillors and the council officers for all their kind support, advice, and commitment.
It has been a wonderful team effort, and a marvellous opportunity to showcase the St George area of the City of Bristol.’
On Friday 14th October representatives from St. George in Bloom will attend the RHS Britain in Bloom awards ceremony in Birmingham to receive the result of St George in Bloom’s selection as a 2016 national RHS Britain in Bloom Finalist.