The Big Thank You Do

St Anne’s On Sea In Bloom held their annual Thank You event in recognition of all of the communities and organisations who supported them in this year’s competition.

The Mayor of Fylde, Councillor John Singleton JP, and The Deputy Mayor Councillor Ray Thomas, along with The Town Mayor Karen Henshaw attended, and assisted in handing out the many awards and prizes.

Deputy FBC Mayor Ray Thomas, FBC Mayor John Singleton, SAIB Chairman Fiona Boismaison and Town Mayor Karen Henshaw

A presentation given by Chairman Fiona Boismaison showcased all the hard work undertaken by the volunteers across the town which led to this year’s Gold award in the North West In Bloom Competition. She illustrated the work done by Fylde Borough Council and volunteers in creating floral displays in St Anne’s which led to the displays being awarded the ‘Kieran Moss Award’ for the Best Floral Displays in the North West by the RHS.

 “This is a fantastic achievement and well deserved. I know how much care is taken in designing and planting and how much it upsets staff and volunteers if for some reason they get damaged. “

The ten community groups who were entered the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood Award’ competition were celebrated. One of this year’s highlights goes to Shepherd Rd Allotment Society who, not only were given Outstanding for the fourth year running but also the ‘Gateway Community Award’.

Indeed the RHS judges were so impressed with the society that they won the ‘Helen Home Trust Award’ for the best overall ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood Award’ entry in the whole of the North West.

“It’s a real bonus to our town for one of our entrants in the competition to be given the best in the North West. Well done Shepherd Rd Allotments!”


Here is the full list of results for ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood Award’:

  • Blundell Rd Allotments  – Outstanding for the seventh year in a row
  • Friends of Blackpool Rd North Playing Fields –  Outstanding (first time in the competition)
  • Friends of St Anne’s Railway Station  –  Outstanding
  • Fylde Sand Dunes Project   –  Outstanding (Judges Discretion)
  • Supporters of Ashton Gardens – Outstanding (Judges Discretion)
  • Beach Care Group – Thriving
  • Friends of Hope Street Park – Thriving
  • Friends of Seaton Crescent  –  Advancing
  • Friends of Crescent Gardens  – Advancing
Representatives of Seaton Crescent with Town Mayor Karen Henshaw, Deputy FBC Mayor Ray Thomas and FBC Mayor John Singleton
Fylde Sand Dunes Project representatives with Deputy FBC Mayor Ray Thomas, Town Mayor Karent Henshaw and FBC Mayor John Singleton












Friends of St Anne’s Station were also awarded a Gold Medal in the Best Stations Category.

This is the fifth award the group have received since they were formed in May last year


St Anne’s On Sea In Bloom Colourful Welcome Award 2017

The results of the first Colourful Welcome Award for the local hospitality sector were also announced by Fiona Boismaison

The businesses were judged over three months by the committee

Guest Houses:

First                       Fairmile, 9 St Annes Road East

Runner up           Claremont, 1 Derbe Road


First                       Howarth, 315 Clifton Drive South

Runner up           The Hollingworth, 303 Clifton Drive South


First                       Anatolia, Park Rd


First                       Pier Cafe, Promenade

Runner up           Vanilla, Park Rd

Public Houses:

First                       Trawl Boat Inn, 36-38 Wood St

Runner up           Victoria Hotel, Church Rd                                      

“It was great to see the involvement of the local hospitality businesses joined in our new competition and it is hoped that more will want to enter next year.

Paying attention to creating a cheerful welcome makes a positive statement about your business and improves the look of the town.

Everyone benefits.”


Winner Restaurant Category – Anatolia, Park Road


Winner Guest House Category – The Fairmile, 9 St Annes Road East
Winner – Cafe Catogory – Pier Cafe, Promenade


Winner Hotel Category – Howarth House, 315 Clifton Drive


Winner Public House Category – The Trawl Boat Inn, Wood Street

Winners of the Best Front Garden Competition have already been announced and award certificates presented, but the evening gave an opportunity to present the winners with their prizes of gardening vouchers. These were presented by Deputy FBC Mayor Ray Thomas and SAIB Chairman Fiona Boismaison.

Anne Randerson
Carl Dagnall
Cheryl Ainscough
David Woods
Ian and Marjorie Bardsley
Mandy and John Hall
Peter Lord



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