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York wins gold in Yorkshire in Bloom competition
5:35pm Tuesday 18th September 2012 in News
YORK is officially blooming beautiful - after securing gold in this year’s Yorkshire in Bloom competition.
The results were announced today at York Racecourse and confirmed the city was a gold award winner in the city category.
Five individual entrants also won gold. These were Dunnington in the small town category, Middlethorpe Hall and Spa in the large hotel category, Homestead Park in the parks and gardens category, Naburn Lock Caravan Park in the camping and chalet parks category and Rosevale Care Home in Wigginton .
York’s other top category performer was Earswick Scented Garden which in the It’s Your Neighbourhood Award, secured an Outstanding judgement.
Coun Sonja Crisp , cabinet member for leisure, culture and tourism, City of York Council , said: “This gold award is a tribute to all those involved in the life of our beautiful city in the year of York 800 , and who have got together to showcase and improve our city and their own neighbourhoods.”
Liz Levett, York in Bloom co-ordinator, said: “I want to thank everybody who has got behind York in Bloom and put in so much hard work to secure this gold award. This result not only reflects their talents and passion but also their pride in the city, making it look so wonderful for people who work, visit and live in York.”