Anglia in Bloom 2022
The Awards Ceremony for Anglia in Bloom 2022 took place at a luncheon at Orsett Hall in Grays, Essex. There were representatives and entries from cities, towns and villages throughout the whole of East Anglia, and Stansted Mountfitchet entered this event for the 2nd time, led by Trevor Lloyd. The judging covered a wide range of categories, and we were delighted to receive 4 awards:
- Churchyard category – Award of Merit, St Mary’s Church
- Care Home category – Silver Award, Mountfitchet House
- Small Town category – Silver Award, Stansted Mountfitchet
- Special awards – “Best Grow Your Own” projects; Award Winner, Human Roots
Many congratulations to all those who contributed to this year’s entry, and we look forward to achieving even greater success in 2023.
The Anglia in Bloom region forms part of the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society’s) Britain in Bloom competition and covers the six eastern counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.
Campaign to Help Communities
It is a campaign set up to help communities get the best out of their village, town or city both environmentally and florally.
The aim of the competition is to encourage the improvement of our surroundings through the imaginative use of trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping. It also aims to achieve a litter free and sustainable environment.
The Core Pillars of Anglia in Bloom are Horticultural Achievement, Environmental Responsibility and Community Participation.
Judges visited in July and toured the village visiting sites we had nominated.
An award is given ranging from Bronze to Gold but Bloom should not be seen as a competition rather it is a campaign aimed at encouraging communities to take pride in their area.