Thursday, 05 August 2021

Henley miss out on Bloom gold

HENLEY narrowly missed out on a gold award at the Britain in Bloom awards.

HENLEY narrowly missed out on a gold award at the Britain in Bloom awards.

It received a silver gilt award at the Royal Horticultural Society ceremony in Lincolnshire last night (Saturday) ? scoring two points away from the top prize.

Councillor Kellie Hinton, who chairs the Henley in Bloom committee, said she was ?thrilled? with the result.

?We?ve been given some really positive feedback and good constructive criticism, which should help us in the future,? she said.

?The group are really proud of ourselves and everyone else who contributed.

We?re really pleased with the result and had a good night meeting other In Bloom groups who we plan to link up with in the future.

Henley finished with 168 points out of 200. It achieved gold standard in the categories for horticultural activities and community participation but was marked silver for environmental responsibility.

It was the fourth highest ranked town out of nine nominees.

Judges praised the decorations and signage in Mill Meadows, the free compost scheme in Mill Lane car park, the Gainsborough project, the ?frog ball? statue in Station Park , Fair Mile, Watermans and Greencroft allotments and Henley Cricket Club.

Meanwhile, Watlington won a silver award in the large village category.

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