Norfolk comes out on top in Anglia in Bloom competition
Parts of Norfolk will be represented at a prestigious horticultural competition after this year's Anglia in Bloom results were announced today (Tuesday).
A display outside the post office and village shops in Filby, near Great Yarmouth, won the best industrial/commercial area category and Hunstanton's efforts won the coastal category. The village award was also received by Filby.
Today's results were revealed in Colchester, Essex, where judges gave out 10 gold awards, 29 silver gilt awards, 18 silver awards and three bronze awards.
Entrants came from across Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex and Hertfordshire and six of the winners, including Filby and Hunstanton, will be battling it out in the Britain in Bloom finals on September 25 at St Andrews, Scotland.
Other winners from across Norfolk and Suffolk were:
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-Parson Drove, near Wisbech, won a silver gilt award in the large village category.
-Brampton, near Aylsham, Oulton Broad, near Lowestoft in Suffolk, and South Wootton in Lynn won a silver gilt award in the small town category.
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-Swaffham was awarded with a silver award in the small town category.
-Downham Market won a silver gilt award in the town category.
-King's Lynn won a silver gilt award in the large town category.
-March, in Cambridgeshire, won a silver award in the large town category.
-Norwich won a gold award in the city category.
-Eaton ward, Mancroft, Mile Cross ward and Thorpe Hamlet, in Norwich, and Waterlees in Wisbech won a silver award in the urban community category.
-Sewell Ward in Norwich won a bronze award in the urban community category.
-Great Yarmouth, Heacham, near Hunstanton, Lowestoft and Sheringham won a silver gilt award in the coastal category.
-The Eco-Tech Centre in Swaffham, Beeston Common in Sheringham were nominated for the biodiversity awards.
-Marston Lane Wetlands in the Norwich's Eaton ward won the biodiversity award.
-The World Garden in Downham Market, Sunnyside Sheltered Housing in Heacham and the Plantation Garden in Norwich were nominated for the best community project.
-Mousehold Defenders in Norwich and Kirkley Fen Park in Lowestoft were nominated for the best conservation project.
-Lakenham Way in Norwich's Town Close ward and Heacham were nominated for the environmental quality award.
-Filby's allotments were nominated for the grow your own award.
-The New Allotments in Weybourne Road, Sheringham, won the grow your own award.
-The Adam and Eve pub in Norwich and Trafalgar Road Guest Houses in Great Yarmouth were nominated for the best individual/community floral display.
-Heacham Manor Hotel in Heacham, near Hunstanton, Downham Market Railway Station and the Waitrose Retail Park in Norwich's Eaton ward were nominated for the best industrial/commercial area.
-Waterloo Park in Norwich's Mile Cross ward and the Esplanade Gardens in Hunstanton were nominated for the best local authority floral display.
-Eaton Park in Norwich, Memorial Fields in Brampton, near Aylsham, Normanston Park, including Leathes Ham, in Lowestoft were nominated for the best public open space.
-The Walks in King's Lynn won the best public open space category.
-Reg and Jo Chiddick in Norwich were nominated for the Roy Lacey award.
-Charles' Allotment at Silver Haven Sheltered Home in Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich, was nominated for the best garden for special needs category.
-The Open Door Community Art Project in Sheringham won the best young persons' project, for people under 12-years-old.