Congleton in Bloom was delighted to receive news from RHS Britain in Bloom that it is one of 10 large towns named in the National Finals of Britain in Bloom 2020.
Congleton will represent the North West in the prestigious competition. Other towns in the group are:
- Ballymena, Ulster
- Boston, East Midlands
- Chesham, Thames & Chilterns
- Colwyn Bay, Wales
- Dunstable, Anglia
- Exmouth, South West
- Mirfield, Yorkshire
- Penrith, Cumbria
- Royal Tunbridge Wells, South East
On hearing the news, Cllr David Brown, who chairs Congleton in Bloom, and who received an Outstanding Contribution to North West in Bloom award last year, said:
We are absolutely delighted to be back in the finals and able to showcase Congleton to the rest of Britain. We have gained a lot of knowledge from our previous experiences in the national finals which should help us. The judging criteria has changed, and there is now a greater emphasis on community involvement and environmental responsibility. This is good news for Congleton and plays to our strengths!
The community in Congleton is brilliant. We have nine fantastic It’s Your Neighbourhood teams, and another six groups that are considering entering areas that they look after. In Bloom is a great community group and one that welcomes all. There is a role for everyone in helping to make Congleton greener and cleaner and we all benefit from the results! Check out the Congleton in Bloom Facebook page and let us know how you want to be part of the success.Cllr David Brown
Congleton in Bloom will be starting their regular first Saturday of the month Town Tidy events from the 1st March.