Nantwich has, for the eighth year running, secured a gold award at this month’s North West in Bloom awards ceremony in Southport.
Welcoming this latest success for the town, Nantwich in Bloom chairman Tony Percival said: “This is a tremendous accolade for the town.
“This has been a difficult growing year given the lack of rain throughout the summer months and without the hard work of our team of volunteers, as well as the continuing efforts of ANSA, we would have struggled to secure this Gold Award.”
He continued: “This year has also seen some encouraging support from the local community who expressed such anger and disgust at the vandalism we suffered earlier in the year.
“In celebrating this latest award, thanks must also go Nantwich Town Council who continue to offer the much-needed financial support required for our work.”
Tony added: “We must now turn our attention to 2019 with a view to maintaining the high standards we have worked hard to deliver in recent years.”
Mayor of Nantwich, Cllr David Marren commented: “To win a Britain in Bloom gold award 8 years in a row is a fantastic achievement and a reflection of the strong and supportive partnership the town council has with Nantwich in Bloom and the Nantwich litter group and the effort they put in.”
Cllr Marren continued: “One of our aims as a council is to encourage visitors to come here and spend their money here and so keep the town flourishing.
“We partly do that by supporting a great events programme but also by trying to ensure that the first impression is always a good one, by making the town clean, green and flowery every day; members of both groups are a great credit to the town.”
Photo (above) Mayor of Nantwich, Cllr David Marren with Nantwich In Bloom members Mark Betteley, Tony Percival and Sue Hughes