September 3rd 10.30am
Each year Heart of England Britain in bloom holds is competition and the awards are presented in a different place. This year Pershore Abbey was chosen.
Wendy by the Abbey main entrance
The church starts to fill up
just time to put the world to rights
before compere Bob Harris, gets the awards underway
One of the early awards is the Environment Award, which went to Wychavon District Council and Pershore town council for the Avon Meadow Community Wetland in Pershore. Mayor of Pershore, Chris Parsons was asked to collect the award on behalf of all the partners involved in the project. See below. Presenting all the awards today was Sir William Lawrence OBE, president of Britain in Bloom
Awarded Gold in the small town category, Pershore town. A fantastic achievement and all credit must go to Val Wood and Alan Gregg (kneeling), seen here collecting the award on behalf of the town.
Above, The Avon Meadows Wetland Project as at 7/9/2009
Below, during the planting