Rugby takes gold in Heart of England in Bloom competition

The opening ceremony for Centenary Park in Newbold, which received praise in the judges comments.
The opening ceremony for Centenary Park in Newbold, which received praise in the judges comments.

Rugby has been presented with yet another gold award by Heart of England in Bloom judges.

The town’s floral displays were awarded the highest accolade in the 2016 competition at an awards ceremony in Aldridge earlier today (Thursday).

In their comments, the judges were full of praise for Rugby’s efforts. They said: “This is the 27th year Rugby has entered the In Bloom campaign and this year’s entry certainly lived up to this year’s theme Enjoy Rugby.

“Rugby has built on the legacy of last year’s Rugby World Cup and continues to celebrate its official RFU Home of the Game status.”

And they added: High quality floral displays were abundant throughout the town centre and gateway roundabouts. The local bloom campaign expands the displays into local streets around the borough.

“Schools, businesses and community groups have all taken up the mantle to show Rugby at its best. A very well deserved gold once again!”

Heart of England in Bloom is the regional element of the Britain in Bloom Campaign organised by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) which encourages communities to work together to improve and enhance their local environment.

The judges are not only looking for horticultural achievement when they visit but take into consideration a responsibility for the environment and a display of community participation.

Rugby is now awaiting results of the Britain in Bloom competition, which are set to be revealed on Friday, October 14.