Britain In Bloom

PRESS RELEASE                                          

                                                                                                                                                     

BRITAIN IN BLOOM 2019 – New Milton Town Council are absolutely delighted to be selected as finalists representing the South of England in the National Britain in Bloom competition 2019. Other finalists in the category are Bath, Bicester, Canary Wharf, Dunfermline, Farnham and Kings Lynn. The town was nominated by South &South East in Bloom (SSEiB), following two successful years of being awarded Silver Gilt in the regional competition.   SSEiB was most impressed with the town’s passion and enthusiasm shining through their stylish summer floral displays, the all-year-round activities and features greatly admired by residents and visitors alike.                                                      

Estates & Facilities Manager, Mark Jeffries said “This is a proud moment for New Milton and the team as we look forward, as always, to this year’s challenge, and to welcoming both sets of judges later in the year.  It’s recognition for everything we do.”                                                                                                                                                               

New Milton Town Council coordinate the horticultural effort, working with local businesses and the local resident’s association,bringing glorious floral colour to the town centre in summer and spectacular festive lighting throughout December.                               

New Milton Town Clerk, Graham Flexman said “It was wonderful receiving messages of thanks and compliments from admirers, knowing the feel-good factor resonates throughout the community.  We receive letters of thanks every week.”                                   

New Milton Town Mayor, Cllr David Rice-Mundy said “I’m very proud of the town and its accolade, and to everyone who works so hard to achieve such beautiful displays for everyone to enjoy.  It really is amazing.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Contact Graham Flexman, New Milton Town Clerk

Tel 01425 619120       Email clerk@newmiltontowncouncil.gov.uk

21 January 2019

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