Halesworth’s win is blooming marvellous
- Credit: Nick Butcher
It has taken immense organisation and dedication.
But all that hard work has finally paid off as Halesworth triumphed in the Anglia in Bloom competition once again.
Named Best Small Town and taking home a gold award for the second year, the committee also took home a Silver Award for the cemetery off Holton Road.
Coordinator Tamsyn Imison said: “We are really thrilled and amazed to have got both awards.
“We were hoping for a gold as we had done so much in the town, with our large group of enthusiastic volunteers putting in over 3,000 hours of voluntary labour.
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“We have also had virtually 100pc support from our local businesses and our town council who persuaded us to enter in the first place.”
The team travelled down to Ware in Hertfordshire, last Thursday for the awards ceremony.
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Chairman of Anglia in Bloom Bob Ollier said: “I congratulate all the communities and neighbourhoods in the East of England for the enthusiasm, commitment and effort made to improve, develop and sustain local environments across our region, it is a great credit to you all - well done.”
Since 2013, Halesworth in Bloom has been responsible for the Thoroughfare planters, the community herb bed, Town Park planting and The Hooker Trail among other areas.
But the committee is determined not to rest on its laurels, and is already looking ahead to their next project.
In 2016, Hammonds Motors will be sponsoring Halesworth in Bloom to create a planted wherry tableau off Norwich Road to celebrate the 19th century navigation system with a canal and locks that allowed the town to send goods by red-sailed wherries down to Southwold.