Market Harborough in Bloom Volunteers have been awarded the Gold Award by the Royal Horticultural Society's Britain in Bloom judges for their work in preparing and displaying the flowers and shrubs around the town. Britain in Bloom is a nationwide community gardening campaign, started in 1964, to transform cities, towns and villages, helping people improve their local environment. More than 1,600 groups participate each year focusing on community action to transform spaces.
Market Harborough, which represented the East Midlands region was one of only ten chosen from across the United Kingdom to compete in the Large Town category of the RHS Britain in Bloom Awards 2016, held on Friday 14 October. The Gold Award for the Large Town category went to Market Harborough in Bloom Volunteers.
Edward Garnier said: “Praise must go to all the volunteers for their dedication and creativity. It is great to see that so many people are proud of their town and more than willing to help making it a greener and more enjoyable place to live in.”