Published: Friday, 14th September 2018
The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk is celebrating its best-ever results at Anglia in Bloom!
The results of the East of England’s premier environmental and floral competition were announced at the annual awards ceremony, held this year in Bury St Edmunds on 12 September, and King’s Lynn & West Norfolk were overall winners in three categories, and gold award winners in four.
The results were:
- King’s Lynn: Winner and Gold in City
- Hunstanton: Winner and Gold in Coastal (up to 35,000 residents)
- Mintlyn Crematorium: Winner and Gold, Hardwick Cemetery: Gold in Churchyards, Cemeteries and Crematoriums
- The Walks: Public Open Space award
Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, borough council deputy leader and cabinet member for Culture, Heritage and Health, said: “I am overwhelmed by such excellent results. Last year Hunstanton was a worthy overall winner in its category, but this year we have truly outdone ourselves. It is thanks to the hard work and dedication of our loyal staff and many groups and individuals that King’s Lynn & West Norfolk has been presented with so many awards from Anglia In Bloom. This is the first year that King's Lynn has competed in the City category, rather than in the Large Town category, so to be declared the overall winner on our first attempt is a fantastic achievement.
"I’d also like to congratulate the other groups and organisations in our borough who received awards this year. Their work complements and strengthens ours to make west Norfolk a more beautiful place to live, work and visit for everyone”.
Other award winners in King’s Lynn & West Norfolk were:
- Biodiversity: Wootton Park, South Wootton
- Individual/community: May Cottages, Nelson Street, King’s Lynn
- Garden for Special Needs: Bridge for Heroes
- Grow Your Own: South Wootton Infant School
The Walks and Mintlyn Crematorium are not only Anglia In Bloom Gold Award winners, they are Green Flag Award winners, and are currently eligible for the People’s Choice award. Anyone who would like to support them can vote for them online at www.greenflagaward.org. Voting is open until 30 September.