Otley in Bloom wins Gold again

Otley in Bloom are delighted to announce that we got a Gold Award for the second year running in the Yorkshire in Bloom competition 2015. 

David Bellerby receiving the Gold and Category Winnner Award for Otley in Bloom

It has been a real team effort.  The judges said they were really impressed by how many individuals and businesses were taking part, and even taking ownership of small pockets of space.  Apparently this is unusual in a town the size of Otley, as normally the bigger the town the more people expect it to be “someone else’s job”.  Thank you to everyone who helped us achieve this, and particular thanks to Neil Wilson and his Parks Team.

We were also the winner this year of the town category being awarded gold. Judges said: “Otley looked fabulous a testament to all your hard work, well done everyone.”  Colourful hanging baskets around the Maypole, the “well cared” for White Bridge allotments, Otley in Bloom’s nectar bed and Wharfemeadows Park, were all singled out for praise, as were the many Otley businesses who put out hanging baskets and pots to brighten up shop fronts.

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