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Published November 22nd 2020
Joy for volunteers and council in annual gardening contest
The Staffordshire town of Tamworth has been recognised for its green fingers during lockdown after receiving two awards from the Royal Horticultural Society and Heart of England in Bloom. This year's Tamworth in Bloom campaign was cancelled due to the 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 during the pandemic restrictions. This hard work has now been acknowledged with two recognition awards - one for Tamworth itself and the other for the town's Wigginton Park. Awards also went to communities and groups who work as volunteers to take care of local nature reserves and open spaces.

Fairy Glen, Tamworth in Bloom
The delightful Fairy Glen

Dosthill Women's Institute, plus the Dosthill and Two Gates Residents' Association, were recognised by the RHS and Heart of England in Bloom for their community Fairy Glen in The Broom, which contains more than 180 fairy houses made by local children and their families. The Fairy Glen was the 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."

Tamworth in Bloom
Tribute to the NHS as part of Tamworth in Bloom

Councillor John Chesworth, Tamworth's 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."
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Why? Tamworth recognised for green-fingered skills
Phone: 01827 709618
Where: Tamworth Castle Grounds, Holloway, Tamworth B79 7NA
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