Sefton has scooped a number of top accolades at this year’s North West In Bloom and It’s Your Neighbourhood awards.

Judges praised the borough at a special award ceremony highlighting some of the fantastic work that goes into making Sefton a picturesque borough.

In the regional awards, Southport was celebrating after taking the top Gold Award and overall winner in the best large coastal town category.

There was also a gold award for Maghull in the best large town category, while neighbouring Melling received a Silver Award for best large village. Crosby and Waterloo and Ainsdale received Silver Gilts in their respective categories.

Sefton also fared well in the Neighbourhood Awards with winners in categories such as best private front garden, grow your own and best small accommodation.

As a result of being crowned overall winner, Southport will now compete for best large coastal town in the Britain in Bloom Awards 2016.

Cllr Ian Moncur, Cabinet for Health and Wellbeing said: “It is great to see Sefton triumph again in these prestigious awards and retain the title of Overall Winner in categories such as Best Large Coastal Resort.

“The colourful surroundings help create a truly attractive borough and every year this is recognised by success in the awards.

“In the Neighbourhoods entries section, many of the community groups and residents that also work hard to contribute were also recognised.

“Thanks must go to everyone who gets involved and hopefully more and more of them will come forward next year.

“We now look forward to both North West in Bloom and the Britain in Bloom awards next year.”

Sefton Council and contractors The Landscape Group supported the various community groups with their North West In Bloom applications.


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