Wales in Bloom Success for Caerphilly

20 September, 2021

The Caerffili in Bloom group gathered at the Twyn on Saturday 18th September to mark the success at this year’s RHS Wales in Bloom awards on 10th September. Despite all the difficulties over the last 18 months due to the pandemic, Caerffili secured a first prize. While the main display in the town centre is organised and funded by the Town Council, the entry incorporates the work of a number of groups and businesses.

Councillor James Fussell who coordinates the entry for Caerffili each year said:

“I think it is important to say thank you to all for the hard work and dedication that community groups and business’s have all shown for this event in their own capacity as well as being part of he overall Caerffili in Bloom. Simon Beacham and myself attended the awards in Beaumaris and as agreed we received all the certificates on behalf of local groups, and must have walked a few miles as there were so many presented.”

Caerffili Town won first in the City and Town Centre category.

In the It’s Your Neighbourhood category the first Gold was awarded to Friends of Morgan Jones Park Community Allotments achieving a Level 5 Outstanding with an additional personal award of the Norman Stewart Memorial Award going to Elizabeth Thomas.

Castle View Community Group achieved a Level 4 Thriving.

St Martin’s Gardening Group achieved a Level 4 Thriving.

Miners Centre, Ty Siriol, Castle Court, Cadw were all mentioned in the judges report with some additional positive comments for CCBC Parks Department on the sustainable flower beds in Crescent Road.

Jim Goodwin Wales in Bloom judge commented:

“You demonstrated good community involvement in your entry, carry on improving and a gold medal may be in sight.”


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