Blooming success for East Riding of Yorkshire
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is celebrating its success in the Yorkshire in Bloom Competition following an awards ceremony at The Spa Bridlington on Tuesday.
Beverley was awarded a silver gilt rose award and chosen by judges as the best town in Yorkshire, paying credit to the hard work of green fingered residents as well as East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Beverley Town Council.
Councillor Matthew Grove, portfolio holder for highway maintenance, streetscene and emergency planning, said: “This is a fantastic and well-earned result in Beverley which shows just what can happen when people pull together to keep the East Riding looking its best.
“The award for Beverley is just one of the awards for communities throughout the East Riding which have come after months of hard work from all concerned including local residents and businesses, local town and parish councils and East Riding of Yorkshire Council staff.
“This award is not just about floral displays, it is also about residents looking after their community and showing a great amount of civic pride in keeping it looking its best at all times.”
Another notable success for the council came at Sewerby Hall and Gardens which was competing in the category for country houses and received a gold rose award.
Councillor Jane Evison, portfolio holder for cultural services, housing and public protection, said: “It comes as no surprise to me that the gardens at Sewerby have again been so highly commended this year.
“Every year thousands of people make their way to Sewerby Hall and Gardens, where the fantastic floral displays are just one of the main attractions. These visitors are just as important to us as the judges from Yorkshire in Bloom, and also single us out for the highest praise.”
Martin Burnhill, facility manager at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, said: “I’m delighted with this award which has rounded off another fantastic year at Sewerby. Receiving the award at a venue as wonderful as The Spa Bridlington makes it even more special.”
As well as Beverley’s silver gilt rose award in the town category Cottingham and Goole both were given the silver rose award, as was Hornsea in the coastal category.
South Cave was given a silver gilt rose award in the small country town category while Driffield, Elloughton cum Brough and Pocklington all achieved the same award in the small town category.
In the large village category Hutton Cranswick received a gold rose award, Stamford Bridge received a silver gilt rose award, and Nafferton and Wilberfoss each received a silver rose award.
Wawne received a silver gilt rose award in the category for villages, while Hook received a silver award. Wold Newton received a silver gilt award in the category for small villages.
Other East Riding successes included local businesses, communities and schools. For a full list of winners please see the attached list from Yorkshire in Bloom.