Hutton Cranswick group to compete in 2017 RHS Britain in Bloom Awards

Hutton Cranswick has been selected to represent Yorkshire in the Large Village category in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals 2017.

The group will join 78 other Britain in Bloom finalists competing to be crowned one of the cleanest, greenest and most beautiful places in the UK.

Hutton Cranswick was chosen for the group’s commitment to environmental responsibility, high levels of community participation and outstanding gardening achievements.

In August the group will lead RHS Britain in Bloom judges on a tour of their area as they bid to win a top award. The winners will be announced at the Britain in Bloom awards ceremony in Llandudno, North Wales on 27th October 2017.

Now in its 53rd year Britain in Bloom has evolved into a UK-wide campaign that brings communities together while promoting the environmental and health and wellbeing benefits of gardening.

Gina Simpson, Hutton Cranswick’s Britain in Bloom Co-ordinator said: "We were a Britain in Bloom finalist in 2012, gaining a Silver Gilt Award, and are looking to improve on that in 2017.  As participants in the regional competition (Yorkshire in Bloom) for over 20 years, the team wishes every success to this year's local village entries.  We have four Business and three Youth entries from Hutton Cranswick competing in their own Special Categories in Yorkshire in Bloom 2017".

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Andrea Van Sittart, RHS Head of Community Outreach said: “Congratulations to Hutton Cranswick on reaching the UK Finals of this year’s RHS Britain in Bloom campaign. To represent their region on the UK stage is an incredible achievement and shows they are already at the top level of community gardening, going the extra mile to improve their local area and make it cleaner, greener and more beautiful for everyone.

Other finalists in the Large Village section are:

Cannington – South West

Coupar Angus – Scotland

Croston – North West

Culleybackey – Ulster

Dalston – Cumbria

Market Bosworth – East Midlands

Usk – Wales

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