Scarborough scoops award in Yorkshire In Bloom contest

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Scarborough has scooped a top award by winning one of the categories in this year’s Yorkshire In Bloom competition.

The town won the Coastal Resort B section in the annual awards which have just been announced.

Roger Burnett, the chairman of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom UK Judging Panel, said: “Our in Bloom entrants have had to endure difficult weather conditions and ongoing council cuts.

“But this is why I’m even more excited than normal, because I love seeing the imaginative ways communities overcome challenges.

“It was reported that groups were pulling out of the national Britain in Bloom because of these problems but, in fact, we’ve had a ten percent increase in the number of groups signing up, making it a record year for in bloom.

“Nothing fazes our volunteers and RHS Britain in Bloom 2012 represents a sense of community spirit and endeavour which is an inspiration to us all.”

Entries from Yorkshire which will go forward to the national 2012 RHS Britain in Bloom campaign will include Filey – in the coastal resort up to 12,000 category.

Results for the national campaign will be announced on 6 October 6.

Scarborough’s results:

Village:

Flixton and Folkton – Silver Gilt

Small town:

Hunmanby – Gold

Kirkbymoorside – Silver Gilt

Town:

Newby and Scalby – Silver Gilt

Pocklington – Silver Gilt

Coastal Resort B:

Scarborough – Silver Gilt (Category Winner)

Pubs and restaurants:

The Black Swan, Scarborough – Silver

Visitor attractions:

Ryedale Folk Museum – Gold (category winner)

It’s Your Neighbourhood:

Hunmanby Allotments – thriving

Incredible Edible, Eastfield – thriving

Residents and Friends of Trafalgar Square – thriving

Scarbororugh Old Town – thriving

Young People’s Award:

Hunmanby Primary School – Gold.