Felixstowe triumphs in flower awards
FELIXSTOWE has regained its title as Garden Resort of the East Coast after winning a major Anglia in Bloom award.The seaside town is celebrating after winning the Coastal Trophy for the best coastal town - seeing off the challenge of places such as Lowestoft, Sheringham, Clacton and Hunstanton.
FELIXSTOWE has regained its title as Garden Resort of the East Coast after winning a major Anglia in Bloom award.
The seaside town is celebrating after winning the Coastal Trophy for the best coastal town - seeing off the challenge of places such as Lowestoft, Sheringham, Clacton and Hunstanton.
Judges praised the town for its fantastic floral displays - both civic flowers and those of schools' and residents' gardens - but also its efforts to control litter and graffiti, promote environmental awareness and recycling, and community involvement with all these projects.
Susan Robinson, clerk to Felixstowe Town Council, said everyone involved with thrilled to bits with the award.
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She said: “We are absolutely delighted - it is a fantastic success.
“The resort looks beautiful and if anything even better than when the judges came, all the floral displays are at their peak now.”
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The town was also a finalist in the conservation category for work being done at Landguard Nature Reserve.
The lynchpin of the town's entry into the Anglia in Bloom competitions is Felixstowe in Flower, sponsored by the Port of Felixstowe and organised by the town council.
The awards were presented at the Trinity Park Showground on the edge of Ipswich. Felixstowe mayor Joan Sennington and cemetery and gardens superintendent Peter Rodwell attended to receive the trophy.
Other Suffolk winners included Bury St Edmunds as best large town/small city, Cavendish Pre-school Group as the best young persons' project for under-12s, and St Andrew's church garden in Lowestoft the best community project.
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