Truro was awarded a GOLD medal in the Champion of Champion Large Towns category in this year’s South West in Bloom competition held in Truro Cathedral today.
A huge thank you to members of the Truro in Bloom group, our Parks and Gardens department, all our partners, including Biffa, Truro Business Improvement District (BID), Friends of Daubuz Moor and other community groups, and the many incredible volunteers who worked so hard to ensure that our city looked its very best for the judges.
As well as looking at our floral displays, the South West in Bloom judges also assessed what we are doing to protect and improve the environment. Environmental initiatives included planting pollinator beds in key areas of the city, creating wildlife meadows, and providing log piles, insect hotels and bird and bat boxes to increase habitats for bees and other wildlife at the same time as creating beautiful environments for people.
Community and business representatives also volunteered their time by litter picking and cleaning local areas throughout the city as part of projects organised by Truro and Newham BIDS.
Presenting the award to representatives of the Truro group, Mayor Carol Swain said she was incredibly proud of everyone who had been involved in the city’s amazing entry.
You can watch a short film about our entry here https://vimeo.com/842215623/39e0a882a4?share=copy
Thanking South West in Bloom for choosing Truro to host this year’s awards ceremony, the Mayor praised the incredibly high standard of all the entries .
Other highlights of the day included a GOLD medal in the Champion of Champions Small Towns and Villages category for the Hayle in Bloom group; Mitchell winning first place in the Pennant (Village Cornwall) category; Newquay being awarded a GOLD medal in the St Bridget Cup, and Hendra Holiday Park winning the award for the Best Non Municipal Horticultural Display.
There was also success for some of our young artists with 6 year old Evie from Bosvigo School winning first prize in the Up to 6 year old category in the Childrens Picture competition; and 14 year old Connie from Cape Cornwall School and 13 year old Greta from Hayle Academy jointly winning first place in the 12 to 15 category.
A number of businesses from across Cornwall, including pubs, shops, and tourist attractions, also won GOLD and SILVER GILT medals in the Business, Leisure and Tourism Category of the awards.
A huge WELL DONE to everyone from Cornwall who took part in this year’s South West in Bloom awards.
Truro has also been nominated for the national Britain in Bloom awards, with the results due to be announced later this month.