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Havering showered with awards at this year’s London in Bloom

PUBLISHED: 14:30 28 September 2017

South Essex Crematorium/Upminster Cemetery. Picture: Havering Council

South Essex Crematorium/Upminster Cemetery. Picture: Havering Council

Havering Council

Havering has once again brought home the gold at the annual London in Bloom competition.

Royal Jubilee Crown, Town Hall, Romford. Picture: Havering CouncilRoyal Jubilee Crown, Town Hall, Romford. Picture: Havering Council

Both the council and volunteers triumphed by winning an incredible 33 awards, including gold for Conservation Area, Country Park of the Year and Park of the Year.

The local authority overall won 12 golds, 15 silver gilts and two silver awards.

Volunteers at Bedfords Park Walled Garden, of Broxhill Road, Havering-atte-Bower, were delighted to be among the winners with a silver award.

The borough also took home three special awards.

The town hall flower displays were honoured as Floral Single Site of the Year, Hornchurch Country Park bagged The Meadows Award, and the South Essex Crematorium was named Large Cemetery of the Year.

Councillor Melvin Wallace said: “I’m extremely proud to see the borough bring home so many prestigious awards.

“It’s a testament to the council’s parks and environment staff.

“Their hard work and dedication reflects the love and commitment we all have for our parks and green spaces.”


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