Bor­ough goes for glory again

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

HILLING­DON will be the only coun­cil to rep­re­sent the cap­i­tal in this year’s Bri­tain in Bloom com­pe­ti­tion.

It fol­lows the bor­ough’s suc­cess last year in Lon­don in Bloom, when it won the pres­ti­gious Gold sta­tus and was named over­all win­ner in the Large City cat­e­gory.

The bor­ough was also awarded the Sil­ver-Gilt award in the 2014 com­pe­ti­tion. It will again en­ter the Large City cat­e­gory. Coun­cil­lor Jonathan Bianco, head of fi­nance, prop­erty and busi­ness ser­vices at the coun­cil, said: “We have more Green Flag awards than any other UK lo­cal author­ity and it is good to see that our ef­forts have been noted and we are once again a fi­nal­ist in this com­pe­ti­tion.

“Our staff, as well as our res­i­dents and the many vol­un­teer groups, put a lot of ef­fort into look­ing af­ter this bor­ough’s green spa­ces, and it’s thanks to them we have so many won­der­ful open spa­ces to en­joy.”

Judg­ing will take place in the sum­mer.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the bor­ough’s parks and open spa­ces, visit www.hilling­don.gov.uk/ greenspaces.

n CHAM­PION: Jonathan Tebbs, Dan Red­fern, Kate Lo­max and James Estall out­side prizewin­ning pub The Old Or­chard, in Park Lane, Hare­field

n HIGH HOPES: Wendy Rice-Mor­ley with her Hilling­don in Bloom ef­fort

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