Gold and best coastal region in the British Isles!
GOLD was surprise enough, but St. Brelade were also announced as Category Winners at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom Awards 2016 held in Birmingham on 14th October.
The event was staged at Edgbaston Conference Centre, Warkwickshire County Cricket Ground and attended by over 700 people representing over 70 villages, towns and cities from all over the British Isles all of whom had been judged during the summer by top RHS judges.
In all more than 1,600 groups participate in Britain in Bloom each year which focuses on community action to transform spaces and enhancing community environments.
Having been awarded 'Best Coastal Parish 2015' in Parish in Bloom, St. Brelade was entered as finalists into the Small Coastal category in the national competition in 2016, up against 6 others each representing their region; Filey (Yorkshire), Silloth on Solway (Cumbria), Bute (Scotland), Mablethorpe (East Midlands), Tenby (Wales) and Newcastle (Ulster) - all previous Gold medal winners.
Constable Steve Pallett and 3 members of the St. Brelade team attended the event. The award was collected by Bloom team members Mike Jackson and Jeff Hathaway on behalf of the Parish.