Fresh accolade for Boston in Bloom project

Chairman of Boston in Bloom Alison Fairman, right, and Cllr Claire Rylott, Boston Borough Council�"s grounds and open spaces portfolio holder, with the award.
Chairman of Boston in Bloom Alison Fairman, right, and Cllr Claire Rylott, Boston Borough Council�"s grounds and open spaces portfolio holder, with the award.

Boston in Bloom has won an award for its focus on the environment.

The In Bloom campaign has gone from success to success since being launched just four years ago when it immediately won a silver award.

It was highly commended in the community category of the recent Lincolnshire Environmental Awards, just missing out on the top spot which went to Mareham Pastures Nature Reserve, a project running for more than ten years.

Following a visit by a member of the judging panel in April, the Boston in Bloom Partnership was selected as one of three finalists in the awards which recognise excellence in environmental work.

The presentation to the judging panel, which included Professor David Bellamy, focused on wildlife-friendly planting and habitats at Geoff Moulder Leisure Centre grounds, Fydell House, B&M, Haven Bridge and Witham Way Country Park. Specific environmental features included meadow, orchard, green roof, bug hotels, bee-friendly planting and rainwater harvesting.

This year’s in-bloom judging takes place early next month. It is hoped the town will retain its gold award.