Congratulations – Ilfracombe in Bloom
It is with great pleasure that we are proud to announce that the Ilfracombe in Bloom team have been awarded a Gold Award, the Preece Cup and the South West Tourism Salver for the Best Judges Portfolio, all achieved as part of the 2018 South West in Bloom Awards.
These awards are testimony to the amount of hard work, passion, time and effort put in by all the volunteers and the Town Council would like to congratulate everyone involved.
This year the Mayor and the Town Council would like to say a special thanks in recognition of the commitment and hard work shown by our very own ITC “heroes without capes”, Rob Townsend and Rich Rodd, who can now also add the accolade of “Green Fingered Champions” to their ever growing list of achievements.
Rob and Rich worked long hours in the build up to the judging process in what was one of the hottest spells for many a year to build and then maintain such a wonderful floral display throughout the town. The watering alone was a feat in itself!
Many of the flowers across the town, including those shown on this page were grown by Rob and Rich prior to them creating such wonderful displays.
We, and Rob and Rich in particular, would also like to acknowledge the assistance afforded to the Ilfracombe Town Council team by Mike Jones from North Devon Council. The support and co-operation from Mike and his team continues to be a major factor in the continued success of Ilfracombe in Bloom.
The Ilfracombe in Bloom team were not the only winners as the following were also successful and we would like to also pass on our congratulations to everyone involved:
Village Pennant Awards
Berrynarbor in Bloom – Gold Pennant
It’s Your Neighbourhood Awards
Cow Green Community Garden – Thriving’
Cairn Nature Reserve – Thriving
Community Resources Ilfracombe – Outstanding & the Gordon Ford Trophy for the best It’s Your Neighbourhood entry
Business Leisure & Tourism
Hele Valley Holiday Park – Gold