The Royal Horticultural Society has awarded Newbury with a Certificate of Recognition for the town’s Britain in Bloom efforts in this difficult year.
The usual Newbury in Bloom and Britain in Bloom campaigns were not able to take place this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Nonetheless, The RHS has been impressed by Newbury’s sense of community spirit during this time. The Society recognises that during lockdown, local people have valued access to green space and local parks so much more.
The RHS recognises how important the ‘In Bloom’ campaigns are across the country, including the great efforts that Newbury residents and community groups have made this year.
Kay Clark, RHS Community Development Manager said, “We hope that 2021 will be kinder to us all, and we look forward to working alongside you all in the year ahead”.
Newbury Town Council, together with its contractors Continental Landscapes Ltd are continuing to ensure that our parks and open spaces are kept in their best condition throughout 2020 and with beautiful floral displays planted throughout the summer, residents have been able to enjoy Newbury’s outdoor spaces for exercise and fresh air throughout.
Newbury Town Council put up over 150 hanging baskets throughout the town centre and at Shaw Cemetery and Newtown Road Cemetery in the summer and as we move into winter they are now planting winter bedding and have put up a number of winter hanging baskets.