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Blossoming borough wins silver award at Britain in Bloom

PUBLISHED: 15:27 17 October 2016 | UPDATED: 15:27 17 October 2016

Cllr Philippa Crowder, Mayor of Havering with Mark Jones and James Rose, Havering Council staff and Jon Wheatley, RHS.

Cllr Philippa Crowder, Mayor of Havering with Mark Jones and James Rose, Havering Council staff and Jon Wheatley, RHS.

Havering Council

The London Borough of Havering has been presented with a silver gilt award in this year’s Britain in Bloom.

Havering Council’s parks and open spaces staff at Britain in Bloom ground breaking event in February.Havering Council’s parks and open spaces staff at Britain in Bloom ground breaking event in February.

The ceremony, which celebrates the contribution made by volunteers to make their boroughs greener, was hosted by designer and BBC gardening expert Chris Beardshaw.

Cllr Philippa Crowder, mayor of Havering, accepted the award on behalf of the borough.

Cllr Melvin Wallace, cabinet member for culture and community engagement, said: “Winning a silver gilt award in this national competition is great news.

“We are delighted and proud to be residents of Havering.

“We have a number of beautiful parks and outdoor spaces and it’s all down to our Council park workers, voluntary groups and everyday residents who help to keep our parks and open spaces clean.

“This is a massive achievement and has raised awareness of keeping the borough clean and improving the environment.

“We are raring to go again next year and have high hopes to win gold.”

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