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2016 South & South East in Bloom - Wimborne wins Gold

Awards ceremony at Ferneham Hall, Fareham

The Town of Wimborne Minster has won a Gold Medal for the third year in succession in the Regional South and South East in Bloom Competition. The Results were announced at the glittering Awards Ceremony held in Ferneham Hall, Fareham yesterday Wednesday 14th September. The Town was pipped at the post by Wareham which won the Small Town Title also with a Gold Award. The results were telephoned through to Wimborne during the Mayor's Civic Day when Mayor's and Chairmen of Councils from across Dorset were in Town at the invitation of Cllr Mrs Sue Cook, who was showing them the best the Town had to offer with the 'Theme' of 'Community Support'. The Wareham Mayor Cllr Mrs Doreen Cleaton was present when the results were announced and there was much jubilation by both Towns as there is friendly rivalry between them as to which might win the Small Town Title.

Park of the Year award

There was a Silver Gilt Award for the second year running for Wimborne's Redcotts Recreation Ground which had been entered in the Park of the Year category, Wimborne in Bloom committee members John Allen and Sally Bishton accepting the award on behalf of the town.

Small Town award

Wimborne in Bloom committee members Susie Gatrell and Richard Nunn (chairman) accepting the Gold Award in the Small Town Category on behalf of the town.

The Awards were presented by Joe Talbot who presents the Gardening Programme DIGIT on Radio Sussex and Surrey on a Sunday.

Grateful thanks are expressed to everyone for all their help and support in ensuring the Town has looked its very best throughout the Summer.

Town Crier Chris Brown announcing Wimborne's success in the Regional In Bloom competition

Town Crier Chris Brown on the Minster Green the following Saturday, announcing Wimborne's success in the Regional In Bloom competition.