Workington Blooms With Silver Award As Next Years Preparation Begings

Royal Horticultural Society have awarded Workington a Silver in the Britain in Bloom competition

Representatives from Workington Town Council attended the Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom awards in London on Monday October 10 where they were awarded a Silver in the large town category.

Councillor Beth Dixon, Workington’s Deputy Mayor and Chair of the Council’s Environment Committee, attended the awards and commented: “We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded a silver for Workington in such a prestigious national competition.

“We are grateful to all our volunteers and staff and everyone else within our community for all their hard work and efforts. This award is recognition of this.”

The award ceremony, which took place at the RHS Lindley Hall in London was attended by all the finalists from across the UK with awards handed out by broadcaster, writer and gardener, Rachel de Thame.

The two RHS judges, Geraldine King and Ann Holland, visited Workington on August 5 2022 to perform the judging for the awards and were taken to various locations within the town, to showcase the best work of the community; these locations included the Helena Thompson Museum, Railway Station and Feenans Allotments, as well as Siddick Ponds.

The feedback from the judges was very positive with comments such as ‘Workington are clearly very proud of their town’ and ‘the love my hut designs in Vulcan Park was one of the highlights of the tour’.

Workington Town Council will be holding a Workington in Bloom working group meeting at 4.30pm on Thursday October 20 in their offices on Princess Street.

It is very informal and everyone is welcome to attend; the group will be discussing the feedback from the judges and ideas for plans for next year.

With a coronation now to celebrate the council are very keen to hear of ideas from the public and anyone who would like to get involved.