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Congleton crowned Best Large Town for its blooming displays

Congleton celebrates In Bloom success achieving ‘GOLD’ in the North West in Bloom competition and scooping the overall winner award for the ‘Best Large Town’. Congleton will now be in both North West in Bloom and Britain in Bloom 2022.

The North West in Bloom judges attended an awards ceremony last night (Tuesday 19 October) at the Town Hall to reveal how Congleton had performed in the North West competition. It was a fantastic night for the amazing In Bloomers from across the town and from all generations who were thanked and praised for efforts that culminated in the town receiving the prestigious accolades.

Cllr David Brown, Chair of Congleton In Bloom said: “The In Bloom team offers its sincere thanks to all the individuals, groups, organisations, businesses, schools and trusts that supported the initiative. Everybody has worked so hard to make Congleton look fabulous this summer. These awards are testament to the dedication, commitment and passion of all our volunteers. The Congleton community pulled together despite the restrictions of the pandemic to put Congleton on the map for its horticultural excellence. We are absolutely delighted to pick up these awards and honoured to showcase Congleton to the rest of Britain in 2022.”

Other successes on the night include Congleton Park receiving its 14th Green Flag and

The judges also presented awards to the town’s It’s Your Neighbourhood groups which include;

  • Buglawton in Bloom- Level 5, Outstanding
  • Bromley Farm- Level 4, Thriving, Silver Gilt
  • Congleton Bath House and Physic Garden- Level 5, Outstanding
  • Friends of Congleton Park- Level 5, Outstanding
  • Friends of the Community Garden- Level 4, Thriving, Silver Gilt
  • Hilary Avenue Allotment- Level 5, Outstanding
  • Heath View Extra Care- Level 5, Outstanding
  • Vale Allotments- Level 3, Silver

Congleton in Bloom has a fabulous network of supporters and the door is always open for more people to join in and to contribute to their town. It’s going to be a busy year for the In Bloom team! They are keen to hear from people who would like to get involved. Get in touch via the Congleton in Bloom Facebook page or contact the Town Council: info@congleton-tc.gov.uk