Northwich has once again received regional recognition after the town scooped three prizes at the 2019 North West in Bloom Awards which were held in Southport on Friday 1st November.
For the second year running, Northwich secured the Silver Gilt in both the Best Large Town and Business Improvement District (BID) categories, while Kingsmead Primary School bagged the Environmental Award for Schools.
As in 2018, Northwich BID oversaw the town’s entries into the BID and Best Large Town categories with support from Northwich Town Council, Kingsmead Primary School, The Lion Salt Works Butterfly Garden and a range of businesses and community groups who got involved with numerous projects.
Initiatives featuring Love my River Northwich and Grozone Community Garden were pivotal in the town’s efforts too, ensuring Northwich had a diverse and comprehensive entry which built upon what had been delivered in 2018.
These included planting initiatives, co-ordinated litter-picks, the installation of floating riverbed habitats and the creation of several rainwater gardens.
Businesses and pubs also jumped at the chance to get creative with their window displays and shop frontages as part of a Northwich In Bloom competition. The designs brought colour and creativity to the high street, complementing the range of hanging and railing baskets which are located throughout the town centre.
The entries in to this year’s North West in Bloom awards form part of the Northwich BID’s aim to raise the profile of the town nationally and to also ensure Northwich keeps getting greener and cleaner over the coming years of BID2.
Northwich BID Manager Jane Hough attended the awards ceremony and is delighted that the town has been recognised once again. She has also thanked partners and businesses for their help in making Northwich’s entry as broad-ranging as it was.
“To receive the Silver Gilt for a second year running is a great achievement for Northwich and everyone who was involved in the numerous projects which were delivered as part of our entry into North West in Bloom.
“As with last year, the entry wouldn’t have been as comprehensive as it was without the support, help and ideas from the BID’s partners and businesses. Our challenge now is to go one better than Silver Gilt and aim for Gold!”