Borough wins gold and silver in North West in Bloom awards

3 December 2021

North West in Bloom judges awarded a gold award for a whole borough entry including Chester in the Large City category and the Local Authority Large Parks gold medal award to Marbury Park. 

The North West in Bloom awards ceremony held at the Northwich Memorial Hall this week also presented silver awards to Alexandra Park, Hoole and Grosvenor Park, Chester.  

In a separate event held at Little Sutton Community Centre. Royal Horticultural Society and North West in Bloom judges, Bernard Pendleton and Neil Harvey presented awards to Ellesmere Port in Bloom. Awards included a silver for the Ellesmere Port Town entry and a Royal Horticultural Society Certificate of Distinction special award for Trees of Climate, Ellesmere Port.

This is the result of the hard work of many groups and volunteers across the borough being recognised by the North West in Bloom judges who visited the area during the summer.

Councillor Karen Shore, Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Strategic Transport, said: “I’m delighted the Council was able to support this year’s entry into the North West in Bloom competition and I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks and warmest congratulations to all the volunteers involved in improving their community and bringing people together to make a positive change to the place they live, work or spend their leisure time."

“This has been a fantastic achievement and we can celebrate the achievements of organisations and community groups across Cheshire.  There were so many exciting projects, activities, locations, developments and future plans included in our portfolio and at the judging days, it was difficult to decide what to include.  We were very proud of what we were able to show the judges the results reflect the hard work of everyone involved in this year’s entries."

“Throughout the pandemic we have seen how our green spaces and parks contribute to our wellbeing.  We will need to work even more closely with our residents, partners and businesses to build strong, resilient communities in the months and years ahead.  Together, we can ensure our borough continues to thrive, long into the future and the results this week can be built upon to further improve our natural environment.”


The results

Large City - Gold Award

North West in Bloom with the RHS Chester City Centre / Cheshire West and Chester Council 

Local Authority Parks large - Gold Medal Award 

North Westin Bloom with the RHS – Marbury Park 

Local Authority Parks small - Silver Gilt Medal Award

North West in Bloom with the RHS – Alexandra Park, Hoole 

Local Authority Park Small - Silver Gilt Medal Award

North West in Bloom with the RHS - Grosvenor Park Chester  

Large Town – Silver Gilt Award 

North West in Bloom with the RHS - Northwich In Bloom 

Silver Gilt Award  

North West in Bloom with the RHS - Northwich Town Centre Bid  

2021 Award for Outstanding Contribution

North West in Bloom with the RHS - Grosvenor Park Volunteers  

2021 Award for Outstanding Contribution

North West in Bloom with the RHS - Friends of Anderton and Marbury County Park Volunteers (FOAM)

Large Town - Silver Award

Ellesmere Port in Bloom Special Awards 

2021 Best Environmental Award
North West in Bloom with the RHS - Marbury Park, Northwich 
2021 Award for Outstanding Contribution
North West in Bloom with the RHS - Friends of Anderton and Marbury Country Park Volunteers
2021 Best New Landscape Award
North West in Bloom with the RHS - City Forest Garden Chester  
2021 Award for Commercial Effort 
North West in Bloom with the RHS - Cheshire Oaks 
2021 Environmental Award for Schools 
North West in Bloom with the RHS Kingsmead Primary School, Northwich

National Certificate of Distinction 

Royal Horticultural Society - Trees for Climate Ellesmere Port  

In your Neighbourhood Awards 

Level 1 Establishing 
North West in Bloom with the RHS Friends of Greenbank Station 
Level 5 Outstanding 
North West in Bloom with the RHS Transition Northwich Rods Secret (Community) Garden  
Level 3 Advancing 
North West in Bloom with the RHS Transition Northwich Dane Valley Community Orchard

Level 2 Improving
Stanford Street Allotments Sensory Garden
 
Level 3 Advancing
Friends of Wolverham Community Centre

Level 5 Outstanding
Friends of Elm Grove Community Park 

Level 5 Outstanding
Trinity Methodist Church Ellesmere Port

Level 5 Outstanding
Bridge Community Wellness Gardens , Ellesmere Port

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