Blooming marvellous achievements!

Volunteers recognised at Summat to Ate, Hindley
Volunteers recognised at Summat to Ate, Hindley

WIGAN Borough In Bloom volunteers have been awarded for their hard work and dedication.

More than 80 residents and businesses came together at a big thank-you event at Sumnmat to Ate in Hindley organised by Wigan Council.

A total of 40 awards were given out to local community groups, volunteers and schools who dedicate their time to making the borough bloom.

There were six special awards for exceptional achievements and Janice Barton, chief executive of Wigan and Leigh Homes, was on hand to recognise the achievements of tenants and residents by presenting four gold awards linked to their gardening competition.

Three judges from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) North West in Bloom also attended the event and gave feedback on the warm welcome that they had received from all of the groups and confirmed that Wigan Council had been nominated for the national RHS Britain in Bloom 2016 awards.

On the night there was the opportunity to reflect on the achievements of all of the groups both locally and at a regional level through their success at the recent RHS North West in Bloom awards.

Coun Kevin Anderson, cabinet member for the environment, said: “These brilliant volunteers have transformed the appearance of Wigan Borough and we are incredibly grateful for the work they do. They have put Wigan Borough on a regional and national stage. Well done to all.”

The event was sponsored by local construction business Truline.

For more information about Wigan Borough In Bloom contact Nick Burdekin on 01942 489325 or email n.burdekin@wigan.gov.uk