Fabulous Fylde Scoops A Wealth Of Prestigious Honours In 2022 North West In Bloom

Congratulations to everyone involved in Fylde’s journey to success as the Borough scooped not only 25 prestigious honours in the annual North West in Bloom (NWIB) competition but also 14 It’s Your Neighbourhood Awards.

Lytham St Anne’s News sends a BIG thank you to the dedication and  hard work of volunteers and operational staff.

The 2022 North West in Bloom awards saw St Anne’s on the Sea in Bloom win both gold medal and joint category winner for the Best Large Coastal Resort along with Most Improved Entry, following a 2-year break from the competition for the group.

The Fylde Sand Dunes Project received recognition for all their work with a Level 5 Outstanding Its Your Neighbourhood Award for the 6th year in a row, and newcomers Blundell Road Senior Moments Hub were honoured with a Level 5 Outstanding, reflecting the work done by the group and volunteers to improve the well-being of those who attend.

Here is the full list of this year’s North West in Bloom winners in Fylde:

2022 NWiB Discretionary Awards:

  • Most Improved Entry – St Annes on the Sea in Bloom
  • RHS Small Parks Local Authority Gold Award – Lowther Gardens & Ashton Gardens
  • School Award – Lytham Hall Park Primary School
  • Environmental Quality Award – Elswick Village Green
  • Kieran Moss Award for Bedding Displays – Lytham War Memorial Gardens

2022 NWiB Awards:

Best Urban Community

  • Gold Medal & Category Winner – Ansdell in Bloom

Best Small Town

  • Gold Award – Freckleton in Bloom
  • Silver Award – Bloomin’ Warton

Best Village

  • Gold Medal & Joint Category Winner – Elswick in Bloom
  • Silver Gilt – Weeton in Bloom

Best Small Accommodation

  • Gold Award & Category Winner – Queens Hotel, Lytham
  • Gold Award – The Eagle at Weeton

Best Small Tourist Attraction

  • Gold Award & Category Winner – Lytham Hall Kitchen Garden, Apiary & Garden Hub

Best Small Village

  • Gold Medal – Little Eccleston in Bloom

Best Large Coastal Resort

  • Gold Award & Joint Category Winner – St Annes on the Sea in Bloom

Best Small Coastal Resort

  • Gold Medal & Category Winner – Lytham in Bloom

Best Large Village

  • Silver Gilt Award – Staining in Bloom
  • Silver Gilt Award – Wrea Green in Bloom

Councillor Michael Sayward, Chairman of the Tourism & Leisure Committee, said: ‘This is a wonderful result, and it is delightful to see the dedication of our staff and volunteers rewarded with such a great number of awards. This recognition of their efforts is well-earned, and on behalf of the Council I would like to thank everyone who had a part in helping Fylde be so award-winningly beautiful!’

Pictured below the Lytham In Bloom team recently keeping up the planting to ensure that the town looks wonderful during the long winter months.

North West in Bloom is the voluntary regional organisation that administers the Britain in Bloom competition in Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, and Mersey. Britain in Bloom is one of the longest running environmental competitions in the United Kingdom; since 1964, communities from across the North West have demonstrated their ability to create and maintain attractive environments that benefit residents and visitors alike. For more information, visit the North West in Bloom website.


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