Britain in Bloom is one of the largest horticultural campaigns in Europe with the year round aim of creating a more beautiful Britain. Entrants compete against each other within their area and then selected communities are nominated to compete against each other in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) finals. Britain in Bloom encourages all to make the UK a more beautiful place to live through imaginative planting, cleanliness, sustainability and community effort.
With its beautiful seafront flowerbeds, and lovely parks, Herne Bay is frequently quoted on BBC radio as one of the sunniest towns in Britain. In 2009, Herne Bay won a silver gilt award in the regional South and South East ln Bloom Coastal category and a silver award in Britain in Bloom. This year we want to do even better and achieve gold.
How does it benefit Herne Bay?
- It provides a welcome boost to the local economy;
- Helps to make long-term improvements to the local environment;
- Increases civic pride;
- Regenerates run-down areas; and
- Encourages the community to work together to improve their home town.
The In Bloom Committee (a group of local people, sponsored by Serco and supported by CCC and KCC) will be leading this year’s campaign and entry into the regional In Bloom competition. They will be hosting a local gardening competition in Herne Bay and looking for help from local businesses, schools and community groups to ensure Herne Bay really is fully in bloom to welcome the judges and visitors to the town.
If you are a local business, group or resident and would like to help, contact Colleen Ashwin-Kean for more information:
t: 07540 392 916