Our borough’s blooming great
Top horticultural award for Hillingdon
HILLINGDON Council scooped gold at the national Britain in Bloom 2015 award ceremony on October 16.
The borough was the only London authority to represent the capital at the awards in Sunderland and ended the evening in triumph.
Councillor Jonathan Bianco, cabinet member for finance, property and business was also awarded a community champion prize by the judges as a mark of his commitment to the campaign and his community liaison work for Hillingdon.
He said: “Hillingdon council is delighted to win the prestigious Britain in Bloom contest this year. As the only London authority to be selected, we are particularly pleased.
“This success highlights all the hard work and contribution made by the community in Hillingdon, which includes the many council staff, volunteers and local businesses, who have been incredibly supportive in their approach, right from the start.
“Their shared commitment towards making the borough’s green spaces rich in diversity and attractive for residents and visitors is outstanding.”
Britain in Bloom is organised by the Royal Horticultural Society and is one of Europe’s largest horticultural campaigns.
The competition began in 1964 as a means of attracting tourism to Britain and the RHS took over as the organising body in 2001.
For more information on the borough’s parks and open spaces see www. h i l l i n g d o n . g o v. u k / greenspaces.
n AWARD: From left to right, Stuart Hunt, Green Spaces, Sports and Culture area manager, a judge from the RHS and Councillor Jonathan Bianco