East Midlands in Bloom success for Bakewell

SECURING two awards in the East Midlands in Bloom Competition, earlier today (Wednesday), was the town of Bakewell.

In the Small Town section the town was presented with a Silver Award and a Judges Award for the quality of display and maintenance at Bath Gardens.

Each Bloom entry was judged during July on horticultural expertise, the maintenance of the local environment and the involvement of all sectors of the local community.

Jeff Bates, Chair of East Midlands in Bloom said: “Despite the tough economic conditions, all our Bloom judges found that the standards achieved were very high and there had been a number of significantly improvements across the villages, towns and cities in our region.”

To encourage school children of all ages to take an active interest in their local environment East Midlands in Bloom also promotes a painting and a digital photography competition.

The Children’s Digital Photography Competition open classes from reception up to Year 2 was won by

Mia Wragg, 6, from Bakewell Church of England School.

The East Midlands in Bloom competition is organised by volunteers and is supported by Derbyshire Building Society.

Emma Taylor, from The Derbyshire, said: “The Derbyshire Building Society is proud to have had a long association with these awards, which recognise the commitment of the many people in the East Midlands who take the time to care for their communities.”