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Pam Bowyer-Davis, Wendy Wheeler, Ross Hooper (Wareham in Bloom Committee members) then Peter Holman, Chairman of South/South East in Bloom and then Rod Curtis, the Town Clerk, standing in for Cllr Eric Osmond who could not attend due to illness
in Bloom achieves coveted GOLD award in South and South East in Bloom Competition
2016 – now for Britain in Bloom Finals!
Wareham Town Council is delighted to announce that the town has achieved a superb GOLD award in the regional South and South East and Bloom competition 2016, following the Judges' visit in July. The Judges were highly impressed with the town and all aspects of the competition entry, which featured 'Horticultural Achievement', 'Environmental Responsibility' and 'Community Participation'.
The judges summarised the entry as follows: 'A very well organised entry, well led by the Chairman, with a very active and highly motivated committee. On entry to the town, visitors cannot help but be overcome by the quality and quantity of floral content, which is a great credit to all involved'.
Councillor Eric Osmond MBE, Chairman of Wareham in Bloom, said "This is a wonderful result for Wareham and for our small Wareham in Bloom committee, composed of local volunteers and councillors. All credit is due to everyone involved in our success this year, from committee members to our wonderful sponsors, our flower waterers, Town Council staff, and every local volunteer who has ever turned a spade or dead-headed a flower basket. You have done us all proud, and I am delighted that you have all been recognised with a Gold award."
The Mayor, Councillor Doreen Cleaton, said: "Well done, the Wareham in Bloom team! This is great news for the town, its residents and all our visitors, many of whom have passed on their appreciation of the stunning town centre displays this summer. I would particularly like to thank Cllr Eric Osmond who has worked so hard as Chairman to achieve this result, having been involved with Wareham in Bloom since 1994 as one of its founders. On behalf of all your team, and the whole town, Eric…..you've done a blooming good job!"
Having won the overall category winner as Best Small Town in the South/South East region, Wareham now has the opportunity to progress to the RHS Britain in Bloom national finals in 2017.
Other SSEIB awards to Wareham in Bloom: three more, as follows:
Judges discretionary awards: (1) Community Conservation Award, (2) Clean and Green for the Queen Award:
Best Churchyard awards: Lady St Mary Church, Wareham - Silver Gilt
Contact: Rod Curtis, Town Clerk, 01929 550771 or 553006 for further details or firstname.lastname@example.org
Full 2016 results available here: