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Heart of England in Bloom recognises Tamworth during lockdown

Tamworth Bloom recognitionTamworth is proud to have received two recognition awards from the Royal Horticultural Society and Heart of England in Bloom.

The 2020 Tamworth in Bloom campaign was cancelled this year due to Covid-19 crisis, but Tamworth Borough Council’s Street Scene team and volunteers worked hard to make sure the Castle Grounds and local parks were kept looking beautiful for us all to enjoy walks and open spaces during the pandemic restrictions.

This hard work has been acknowledged with two recognition awards for Tamworth as a town and Wigginton Park.

Communities and groups, such as the volunteers who take care of our local nature reserves and open spaces, also safely ensured these places were accessible and beautiful for residents to enjoy. The Dosthill WI, plus the Dosthill and Two Gates Residents' Association, have also received recognition from the RHS and Heart of England in Bloom for their community Fairy Glen in The Broom, which has over 180 fairy houses made by Dosthill children and their families. 

The Fairy Glen was the amazing idea of Sue Hollis who said: “Our Fairy Glen was so much fun to build and has brought a lot of enjoyment to the Dosthill community. It’s fantastic that we’ve received this recognition”.

Cllr John Chesworth, Cabinet member for Environment and Culture, said: “There are many things to be proud of in Tamworth and I’m delighted that the hard work of our Street Scene team, residents and community groups, has been acknowledged with these recognition awards.

“Tamworth has been uniting together during lockdown and open spaces have been attractive for people to enjoy when out walking and exercising. 

“Tamworth in Bloom has never been just about the flowers – it’s about working with and celebrating the groups, organisations and individuals in the borough, and doing our bit to make Tamworth a place that is welcoming with a strong community spirit.”