Southport Community Thanks

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Southport Community Thanks

Green fingered community groups across Sefton have been thanked for their efforts in contributing to this year’s successful North West In Bloom results.

This year saw the highest number of Neighbourhood entries in Sefton in the prestigious competition.   All the hard work carried out by the groups was recently acknowledged at an In Bloom celebration evening held at St Luke’s Church, Crosby.

The groups were all given a special certificate for their efforts in a evening attended by the In Bloom steering groups, Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Maureen Fearn, Sefton Council Chief Executive Margaret Carney and Bill Blackledge the Chair of Northwest in Bloom.   Cllr Ian Moncur, Cabinet Member Children, Schools, Families and Leisure, said: “To see so many community groups working together to brighten up the whole of the borough is simply amazing.

“The amount of hard work and dedication put in to the In Bloom competition really needs to be praised and this special evening celebrates their fantastic feats.   “This year has seen record numbers in the Neighbourhood entries in Sefton and I hope even more enter next year and make a real difference to how Sefton looks. Well done to everyone involved in this great scheme.”

The groups recognised included: Maghull in Bloom Group, Maghull Station Volunteers, Melling in Bloom, St Edmund’s and St Thomas’ Catholic Primary (school garden competition winner), St Luke’s Church Grounds, Weedkiller’s volunteers in Crosby,Friends of Coronation Park, Crosby resident Paul Weston (front garden competition joint winner), Friends of Victoria Park, Ainsdale in Bloom, Ainsdale Village Church Community Garden, Birkdale Village and Station, Botanic Gardens Community Association, Friends of Meols Cop Station, Friends of Rotten Row and Southport Model Engineering Club.

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