More praise for east Cleveland villages following major Britain in Bloom successes (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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More praise for east Cleveland villages following major Britain in Bloom successes
MORE praise has been heaped on hardworking horticulturists in two east Cleveland villages who had big successes in this year’s Britain in Bloom competition.
Stockton was judged as top city in the prestigious awards and Sedgefield won gold in the small town category.
But now more details have emerged about the big successes for the small villages of Stanghow and Moorsholm on the edge of the North Yorkshire moors.
Stanghow, which won its category last year, competed in the national elite Champion of Champions section.
Although they were pipped at the post by Lytham, Stanghow came home from the presentation evening at Cleethorpes with a gold medal.
In the Community Award Section, Stanghow was awarded a Special Commendation for Excellence, whilst June and Arthur Murray won the prestigious accolade of Britain in Bloom Community Champions.
Moorsholm, competing in the national event for the first time, won a creditable silver-gilt in the Medium-sized village category.
Steve Kay, Redcar and Cleveland borough councillor for the Lockwood ward area which contains the villages, said: “It is incredible that the Lockwood villages can perform so strongly on the national stage. We are building up a culture of floral and environmental excellence here which is second to none.
“I suspect there are shortly more Lockwood triumphs to come with Stanghow competing in the international Communities in Bloom competition, based in Canada, and Lingdale’s Community Allotment up for yet another Royal Horticultural Society award.”
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