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Kirkbymoorside wins silver gilt in Yorkshire in Bloom awards
12:52pm Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
KIRKBYMOORSIDE has proved it is blooming after securing a silver gilt in this year’s Yorkshire in Bloom awards.
The town also received a community award following a visit from judges earlier in the year.
Rita Gibson, from Kirkbymoorside in Bloom, said they were delighted.
“When our name came up on the screen we were absolutely thrilled, especially for the community award which is given at the discretion of the judges,” she said.
Mrs Gibson, said the group was always looking for volunteers to help with their efforts.
“We need someone to maintain the tubs and other areas of the town. Although we get some grants the majority of our funding is what we raise ourselves through the sale of plants, produce and coffee mornings,” she said.”
In the business categories of the awards, Yorkshire Lavender in Terrington won in the visitor attractions category.
Yorkshire Lavender founder Nigel Goodwin said: “We’ve managed to do it again, and it’s lovely for the staff who work very, very hard.”
Anyone who is interested in joining Kirkbymoorside in Bloom should phone Rita Gibson on 01751 431272.
The winner in Kirkbymoorside’s category was Stamford Bridge.