Thank you “do”

Our Annual Thank You “Do” was held on Friday

This is always a most enjoyable evening and gives us an opportunity to meet with all our volunteers and supporters to share what has happened over the year

It was, as always a pleasure to welcome Town Mayor Cllr Karen Henshaw to the event. St Annes Town Council  and Fylde Borough Council are great supporters of St Annes in Bloom

Fiona (Chair St Anne in Bloom) showing off our Gold Award

The event gave us an opportunity to share and celebrate our recently awarded Gold and our winning the category for Best Large Coastal Resort for the first time since 2012.

Southport have been the winners of this award over recent years and it was an unexpected and pleasant surprise to receive this result

All our community groups have worked so hard this year in difficult hot, dry conditions and the ones entered for the In Your Neighbourhood award all received “Outstanding” which is a fantastic achievement

Full details of these awards are in a previous post

As many photographs of the event as possible have been included here but I am sorry for any omissions – hopefully this gives you a flavour of the event

 

Poplar Court Residents received their “Outstanding Award”

 

Colourful Welcome 

                                      

St Annes in Bloom instigated this award to encourage local hospitality businesses to offer a floral welcome to their visitors

Divided into categories and judged over July and August this year we were very pleased to announce the winners on Friday Night

Bed and Breakfast – The Fairmile

Hotel – Howarth House

Pubs and Clubs – St Annes Cricket Club

Cafe and Restaurant Wigglesworth’s

This year we extended the awards to include other businesses around our town as so many had made such a wonderful effort to provide some colour to their premises

Congratulations to DR Design, Alice’s Tea Rooms, R. L. Whitehead and Daughter, Pippan at Home, Croppers Barbers, St Annes Chippy, St Annes Music and Pre-loved sofas

 

Following a buffet supper the Town Mayor serenaded us with a special song she had written to the tune of “English Country Garden” with lyrics relating to St Annes in Bloom

A lovely “note” on which to end to a most enjoyable evening

A serenade from Town Mayor Cllr Karen Henshaw

 

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