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Spelthorne strike gold at prestigious awards

29th September 2020


Spelthorne Council’s continued efforts to create a cleaner, greener and more colourful borough were recognised as this year’s prestigious South & South East in Bloom Awards.

This year saw virtual judging being held and our Council rose above competition from hundreds of entrants to pick up four gold awards.

Sunbury, Ashford and Staines Cemeteries all picked up gold awards in the same category. The ever-popular Sunbury Walled Garden also struck gold in the Small Park competition. This matches their successes from 2019.

The judges’ comments read: “The Walled Garden is a valuable asset in training and developing horticulturists. The Council, staff and volunteers can rightly feel pleased and proud of their involvement, contribution to the management and maintenance of an outstanding walled garden. Congratulations and well done! You clearly deserve the Gold Award.”

The annual South & South East in Bloom competition is designed to encourage councils, residents and businesses to work together to improve the local environment and make towns and cities greener and cleaner for everyone.

Cllr Bob Noble, Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: “Spelthorne continues to do fantastically well to pick up so many awards in this competition. We are determined to create a cleaner, greener Spelthorne in order to enrich the lives of our residents. These awards are confirmation that we continue to maintain high standards and I would pay tribute to everyone who has helped us achieve these awards.”