Congleton unearths gold in national growing competition

November 3, 2014

Cheshire East has excelled again as a green-fingered borough, snapping up awards in both the Britain in Bloom and the regional North West in Bloom competitions

A special slap on the back goes to Congleton who secured a gold in the large town category of the national Britain in Bloom Awards, now in its 50th year.

Run by the Royal Horticultural Society, judges said of Congleton’s entry: “Teamwork was very much at the fore and showed a very effective journey from earlier entries.”

Congleton’s entry was selected among 71 finalists.

The town’s Mayor Councillor Denis Murphy said: “It was a real honour and privilege to represent the North West and being part of this prestigious national competition has been great for Congleton.

“Our town really has bloomed this year.”

Councillor David Brown, Deputy Leader of Cheshire East Council and a ward member for Congleton said: “Well done to Congleton and all the other towns and villages.  This shows that we have a competitive spirit to be the best and that puts us on the map nationally, which is a good thing in terms of our visitor economy.

“A big thank you goes to all the residents who try very hard year after year.”

Regional Awards went to Wilmslow (Gold) and Nantwich (Gold and Best Raised Bed.) Wistaston (Silver)Lindow Common, Wilmslow received the best biodiversity award.  Alsager and Knutsford picked up silver gilt awards.