St Anne’s On The Sea In Bloom received Gold at the RHS North West In Bloom Awards for 2019. This is the fourth year in a row that Gold has been awarded to the town. The In Bloom group also were jointly awarded Best Large Coastal Town Category alongside Southport.
“I am extremely happy with the result” said Fiona Boismaison, Chair of St Anne’s In Bloom. “I know how hard our volunteers have worked over the year, and also the amazing contribution made by the local councils and community groups. It’s great to have all the hard work recognised by the RHS. It is unusual for both towns to be given the top spot. Clearly, the judges couldn’t decide between us”.
The judges also gave the level of “Outstanding” to the Friends of St Anne’s Station and they also won the award for the Best Railway Station in the North West.
“It’s really important that our town creates a lovely welcome to those arriving by train to the town and the Friends have done just that. They have thought about sustainable planting as well as looking after wildlife too.”
‘Outstanding’ was given to both Shepherd Rd Allotment and Blundell Road Allotment and also Poplar Court Residential Home.
Poplar Court also won their category of Best Residential Home in the North West In Bloom entries. “I know that the Poplar Court residents really care about their surroundings especially as it helps with their well- being and sense of achievement. I always enjoy my visits to the home because I find their enthusiasm for their gardens uplifting”.
The award of “Advancing” was given to St George’s Court Residents who haven’t been in the competition before.
“They have created a beautiful roof garden above Aldi in challenging conditions. Most people say ‘Wow’ when they walk into it”.
“It is really important that praise is given to Tony Barrow and the residents of Braxfield Court too. They have not only won Gold but also their category of Best Large Accommodation for the tenth year. Tony has suggested that it is the last time they will be part of the competition and I’m so pleased they are finishing on a high.
Residents and visitors alike love the garden at Braxfield Court noticing the extremely high standard of gardening that goes on there. Well done Tony and the residents. The award is highly deserved”.
“Residents will not be surprised to learn that Ashton Gardens won Gold in the Small Parks Award and also won their category.
The people who work there have so much to do and I know they honestly care about achieving a high standard in their duties. Adults with learning difficulties from One Fylde also provide volunteering help at the gardens which benefits the staff”