Readers, you may recall in the height of our long hot summer, Curry Rivel in Bloom entered the village into the South West in Bloom competition.
South West in Bloom is one of eighteen regional/national competitions that make up Britain in Bloom, the biggest horticultural campaign in Europe. The aim of the communities that take part each year is to improve and regenerate our local environments, through the imaginative planting of trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping, conservation and recycling projects, and to sweep away the eyesores that blight our streets, such as litter, graffiti and vandalism.
Admirable aims, don't you think?
Well, the award ceremony was held yesterday at Haselbury Mill where Curry Rivel in Bloom won its 4th Gold Medal!
This isn't just an award for the dedicated team of individuals who drove the project – though without them it wouldn't happen – this is for everyone who took part, whether by presenting beautiful gardens, weeding around the village, picking up litter and generally taking pride in Curry Rivel.
So to all those people CRiB would like to say a big thank you.
And, as if that wasn't enough Curry Woods Conservation Trust won The Monk Trophy, a special award for the best planting using native plants.
Very well done to both CRiB and the Trust – fantastic result for the whole village.
You can see all the results by clicking the image attached.