A gold for Bury St Edmunds at Anglia in Bloom – but no progression to national title

Bury In Bloom Growing Well 'It's your neighbourhood' project on Well Street:  Lynda Seldis, Rosy Payne, Ian Payne, Irene Webber and Annie Page and her children Rosie and Eddie.

Bury In Bloom Growing Well 'It's your neighbourhood' project on Well Street: Lynda Seldis, Rosy Payne, Ian Payne, Irene Webber and Annie Page and her children Rosie and Eddie.

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Bury In Bloom won gold in Anglia in Bloom, but missed out on a chance of progressing to the national competiton.

Bury St Edmunds won a gold in the large town category but Wisbech was declared overall winner.

Church Walks in Bury, nominted in the best individual/ community floral display category, The Parkway nominated for best drought/ sustainable gardens and Growing Well nominated in best community project all lost their categories.

Melanie Lesser, Bury In Bloom coordinator, said: “I am delighted that Bury in Bloom was awarded Gold in the Anglia in Bloom Awards.

“The judges were impressed with the floral displays, sustainable planting, community involvement and recycling schemes.

“We also achieved nominations in the following categories: Growing Well, Well Street – Best Community Project; The Parkway roundabouts and central reservation – Best Drought/Sustainable Garden; Church Walks - Best Individual/Community Floral Display.

“These awards are a credit to all involved as it is a result of hard work from St Edmundsbury Borough Council, The Bury Society, residents and businesses in Bury.

“Many many thanks to you all for your support, help on the judging day, promotion and sponsorship of Bury in Bloom

“We look forward to 2014 which is also our Magna Carta 800 year.”