P R E S S R E L E A S E
Newport Pagnell Town Council is delighted that the town has once more managed to achieve a Silver Gilt award in this year’s Britain in Bloom, despite the fact that the rules have changed and we have now been placed in a category with much larger towns than our own, most of whom also have much larger budgets with significant numbers of grounds staff working on their project. A great deal of the work undertaken in Newport is done by a small group of volunteers who dedicate their time to ensuring that this project goes ahead, and huge thanks must go to John Smith and the Partnership Gardening Group for their efforts in achieving this prestigious result.
However, commendations must also go to the schools for their contributions, particularly Ousedale School for their outstanding eco-centre, and to Councillor Sidebottom and Simon Baines who manage the all-important horticultural show.
In presenting the award the judges commented as follows: “A real sense of pride was displayed by our hosts. This was clearly well placed with residents doing their bit to add to an already well cared for and welcoming town.” They added that the baskets and tubs provided by the Town Council are magnificent this year, and do much to enhance the High Street, and they were pleased to see that individual contributions from residents and businesses go towards extending these each year.