Exmouth strikes gold again at South West in Bloom

PUBLISHED: 11:45 10 October 2017

Exmouth in Bloom won gold again in the South West in Bloom competition, along with the Michael McGahey Trophy.

Exmouth in Bloom won gold again in the South West in Bloom competition, along with the Michael McGahey Trophy.

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Another year of hard work getting Exmouth looking at its best has been recognised by South West in Bloom judges.

Exmouth in Bloom won gold again in the South West in Bloom competition. Exmouth in Bloom won gold again in the South West in Bloom competition.

Exmouth in Bloom won gold, continuing a run of such accolades in the competition every year since 2011, but this time in the Champion of Champions category, having won the overall St Bridget Cup in the large town category last year.

In addition to the main award, Exmouth also received a special award, the Michael McGahey Trophy, for ‘exceptional community effort’.

Also at the South West in Bloom Awards, held in Torquay, Littleham C of E Primary School was shortlisted for the Clem Preece Memorial Trophy for ‘outstanding school effort’.

The town also received nine It’s Your Neighbourhood awards – given to individual areas nominated for recognition separately to the main Exmouth in Bloom entry.

There were ‘outstanding’ awards for Exmouth Quay, Bicton Street, Devon Wildlife Garden, Hamilton Lane Allotments, Brixington BIG Beds, Littleham C of E Primary School, and The Maer Nature Reserve.

There was also a ‘thriving’ award for The Hollows, and an ‘advancing’ award for Rolle Corner.

Exmouth in Bloom chair Gerry Bassett said: “We are delighted with our award this year, because we have had a lot of changes amongst the committee, and worked extremely hard.

“Our thanks to the community of Exmouth for their support, the Exmouth in Bloom committee, the voluntary helpers, the Friends Group members, local businesses, groups, organisations and all our sponsors, who have all contributed to making Exmouth a town to be proud of.”

Exmouth in Bloom vice-chair Marion Drew added that thanks were also due to Exmouth Town Council, East Devon District Council’s Streetscene team, and to the South West in Bloom judging team for their hard work.

Commenting on the Michael McGahey Trophy award, the South West in Bloom judges described Exmouth as: “One of the finest examples of community participation we have seen either at national or regional level.”

They added: “The collective celebration at the end was evidence of community commitment, innovation and togetherness. Well done to all involved.”

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