Weston takes the silver for Britain In Bloom

PUBLISHED: 13:00 29 October 2015

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WESTON was entered into the national Britain In Bloom competition for the first time this year – and walked away with the second-place prize.

Every year, a team of volunteers from Weston In Bloom spruce up the town by planting flowers and picking up litter before entering the town in the regional In Bloom contest.

For four years in a row the town has been given a gold award – the top accolade – for the South West competition.

But this year Weston was entered in the national contest for the first time and the volunteers worked hard to give the town a huge facelift ahead of judging in August.

After an anxious wait, a team of volunteers from Weston In Bloom travelled to the awards ceremony in Sunderland earlier this month to find out if they had won.

Weston received a silver gilt award – just one level below the gold prize for first place.

Bert and Cynthia Filer, two volunteers who have dedicated 13 years to Weston In Bloom, went to pick up the prize.

The couple were also personally awarded the Community Champion Award for all their hard work and dedication.

Bert and Cynthia said: “We are absolutely delighted that after 13 years of hard work and dedication Weston In Bloom, through the help of all the volunteers in the past, has now reached the ultimate aim of being selected to enter the national competition and to bring home such a brilliant award of silver gilt shows how hard everyone has worked.”

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