A blooming good effort is recognised

Lydia Basford and fellow Bognor South Ranger Chloe-Anne Heaton with their creation PPP-140607-213409006
Lydia Basford and fellow Bognor South Ranger Chloe-Anne Heaton with their creation PPP-140607-213409006

JUDGES have declared Bognor Regis is blooming marvellous.

The town has received a top award in the South & South East In Bloom Competition, sponsored by Southern Water.

Bognor entered the small coastal town category and not only won a silver-gilt award but was also crowned the category winner for 2014.

The Bognor in Bloom Working Party which co-ordinates both the town’s entry into the South & South East in Bloom competition and the Bognor In Bloom competition, hopes this year’s results will not only show the town can be proud of all the effort made, but also encourage more people to become involved in next year’s campaign.

Despite the title, the In Bloom competition is about far more than just flowers.

The town was not only marked on its flora and fauna, but also the cleanliness of the streets, community awareness and involvement, environment, water conservation and recycling.

The judges were particularly impressed with the partnership not only between the In Bloom working party and councils, but also local community groups and schools, all of which played a key role in this year’s bid.

Projects including the London Road planter with 2nd Bognor Cubs, a project with the 1st South Bersted Cubs, the Guide bunting project and a Scarecrow Competition for all schools, playgroups, families and local businesses were applauded.

The good news was shared last Wednesday at a 
glittering ceremony at 
the AMEX Stadium, 
Brighton.

The In Bloom working party is currently finalising arrangements for its own awards next month, to celebrate the effort made by residents and business around the town in the Bognor In Bloom competition.