After hearing the news in early 2016 that Silloth had been chosen as a finalist in the UK wide RHS ‘Britain in Bloom’ Campaign, the Council’s Parks Committee discussed the way forward and called a meeting of local people, who subsequently formed ‘Silloth in Bloom.’ The clear aim was to continue supporting existing volunteer projects and take innovative new ideas forward prior to judging day on the 4th August, 2016.
Silloth’s bid to win an award in the Britain in Bloom Campaign was supported by volunteers from the local community who are extremely proud of the town and its heritage.
Silloth’s success in Cumbria in Bloom
2016 – Gold Award – Coastal Resort Trophy for the third year running
2016 – Allerdale Trophy for “Best in Borough”
2016 – Rickerby Ltd Trophy, as Best Overall Town and Urban Community
2016 – Amberol Trophy for the Best Sustainable Development Town
2016 – The Discovery Centre garden which is looked after by the Causewayhead WI ladies was runner up in the Special Category for the Continental Landscapes Trophy
2016 – Silloth Golf Club was runner up for the Cumbria Tourism Rose Bowl awarded to Self-catering Establishments & Visitor Attractions
2016 – Community Garden and the Heritage Rose & Bee Garden were individual winners of the Royal Horticultural Society ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ Awards, each gaining a Level 5 ‘Outstanding’ result.
2016 – Heritage Rose and Bee Garden was also awarded the Royal Horticultural Society ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ National Certificate of Distinction.
2016 – Vivian Russell was recognised for her ‘Outstanding contribution to Cumbria in Bloom’ with a Community Champion Award
2015 – Coastal Resort Trophy
2015 – Continental Landscapes Trophy was awarded to Silloth for the Community Garden and the new Bee Loving Garden
2015 – Community Garden and the Heritage Rose & Bee Garden were individual winners in the Britain in Bloom Royal Horticultural Society ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ Category, each gaining a Level 5 ‘Outstanding’ result.
2014 – Coastal Resort Trophy
2014 – Runner up in the Town Centre category
2014 – Silloth’s Community Garden was awarded runner up in the Special Category of Continental Landscapes
Silloth’s success in Britain in Bloom
2016 – Silver Gilt Award in the Coastal Town (up to 12k) category
2016 – Bill Jefferson OBE was recognised for his exceptional commitment and dedication to Britain in Bloom in his community and was presented with an RHS Britain in Bloom Community Champion Award.
The Awards are a tremendous achievement for the whole town and reflects all the hard work and preparation put in by everyone concerned, over many months. The ethos of Cumbria in Bloom is the participation of people working together to help retain, develop and improve the environment of their own communities. This is something Silloth has very much taken on board and needs a huge pat on the back for what it’s achieved.
A dedicated Silloth in Bloom website was set up – https://sillothinbloom.wordpress.com/ – to provide on-line information about ‘Silloth in Bloom and the campaign to establish Silloth as a Cumbria and Britain in Bloom winner’. The Silloth in Bloom Facebook Page can be viewed at:- https://www.facebook.com/sillothinbloom/