Gold rush for Havering in London in Bloom

Published: Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Havering has shone once again in the London in Bloom competition, winning more than 30 awards.

The borough’s Gold haul was the biggest ever, totalling 12 awards. This, along with 15 Silver-Gilt and two Silver awards, makes 2017 one of Havering’s most successful years in the famous competition.

The borough also took home three special awards. The flower displays in front of the Town Hall in Romford were honoured as Floral Single Site of The Year. Hornchurch Country Park bagged The Meadows Award, and the South Essex Crematorium/Upminster Cemetery was named Large Cemetery of the Year.

The Mayor of Havering, Councillor Linda Van den Hende, was joined by Councillor Melvin Wallace, Cabinet Member for Culture and Community Engagement, ward Councillors and officers at the awards ceremony on Friday 22 September 2017.

Councillor Wallace, said: “I'm extremely proud to see the borough bring home so many prestigious awards. It’s a testament to the Council’s Parks and Environment staff.

“Their hard work and dedication reflects the love and commitment we all have for our parks and green spaces.”