Mayor to host Cheltenham in Bloom prize giving

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Mayor to host Cheltenham in Bloom prize giving

Cheltenham in Bloom winners are looking forward to receiving their awards this evening at the annual prize giving ceremony, hosted by Mayor of Cheltenham, councillor John Rawson.

Colourful hanging baskets, window boxes, gardens and patios impressed the judges when the judging took place in July. The competition was open to private gardens, commercial premises and communal gardens and streets.

Trophies and framed certificates will be awarded to the winners, along with some special surprise awards to add to the excitement. Sponsors of each award category will also attend the event.

The awards ceremony is a double celebration as this year also marks Cheltenham in Bloom's twenty fifth year anniversary.

Councillor Chris Ryder, cabinet member for quality of life and chair of the Cheltenham in Bloom committee, is looking forward to the prize giving, she said: "Tonight's ceremony will be full of surprises as there will also be some discretionary awards, to be given to those who have been supportive over the years. These people donít know anything about the awards so I am excited about seeing their reactions. This year is extra special as it marks Cheltenham in Bloom's twenty fifth anniversary."

Mayor of Cheltenham, councillor John Rawson said: "Keeping our town looking beautiful is a huge joint effort involving not just the council but businesses, community groups and individual householders. These prizes recognise many of the people who work so hard to make Cheltenham the colourful garden town that it is. They deserve the thanks of us all and so does Cheltenham in Bloom for all it has done over 25 years to improve the town for residents and visitors alike."

Posted : 13/09/2007 11:31:46

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