Town Clerk Helen Watson says she is delighted with news that a local school and retail park were awarded Gold standard by Yorkshire in Bloom.
Speaking to HU17.net Helen said;
“It just goes to show that keeping Beverley looking a clean, tidy and attractive is important for residents and visitors.”
“Residents in the town and visitors always say Beverley is a beautiful place. They are right and that image is helped by efforts in the community like these two examples.”
Judges who visited Molescroft Primary School said it was clear that the school had environmental issues and horticulture is embedded in all that happens.
They added that the school had ‘every angle covered’ and that the pupils were a credit to the school and the community.
Judges also praised the efforts of Flemingate for increasing the number of hanging baskets while describing it as ‘exceptionally clean’ and also praising the work they have done with local schools.
Flemingate Centre Manager, Graham Tait said he was thrilled that the retail park had achieved the Gold standard for the third year running.
“We’re absolutely thrilled. We were also named Joint Category Winner, so it’s a double celebration.”
“We make a big effort with our planting and landscaping to create good all year round interest and colour for visitors to enjoy, especially as the centre is used for events through all of the seasons.”
“Our choice of planting attracts bees, butterflies and other wildlife in the summer, and we work hard to maintain a litter and graffiti-free environment.”
“We’re especially proud of the school garden created by children from nearby St Nicholas Primary School, which was a great learning project for all involved.”