Stroud in Bloom has marked a victorious return to the Heart of England in Bloom awards.
The town has been awarded Gold for its efforts with special mention for Stratford Park and the community involvement.
Judges Mark Wiltshire and Jennifer Wharton said in their report: “Community pride was evident throughout the tour and one could not fail to be impressed by the enthusiasm of the volunteers.”
Stroud in Bloom took a year out from the awards in 2016 following the loss of some key committee members.
But this win shows that it is business as usual for the town and Doreen Frusher, Stroud in Bloom chair, is thrilled.
“All of us at Stroud in Bloom are delighted with the Gold award given to us,” said Mrs Frusher.
“It is the culmination of several months hard work involving our band of hard working, willing volunteers, the Town Council Green Spaces team, support from Stroud District Council, iverde (Stratford Park), the Museum in the Park and many more.
“The judges visited Rosary Primary School, Southfields Care Home, Capel Mill as well as touring Stratford Park, the Walled Garden at the Museum in the Park, Summer Street allotments and walking around Stroud town itself. Stroud clearly made an impression!”
Stroud Mayor Kevin Cranston said: “The Stroud in Bloom committee should be rightly proud of this award. They worked tirelessly to engage the community and do the town proud.”
To find out more about becoming part of Stroud in Bloom contact Doreen Frusher on [email protected].