Blooming good news

Ealing Council has been selected from more than 600 entrants to compete in the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Britain in Bloom Awards 2016.

Northala Fields
Sunset in Northala Fields

Ealing was nominated by London in Bloom for the large city category for its outstanding commitment to environmental responsibility, community participation and gardening achievement in its parks and open spaces. Ealing Council is one of 72 finalists chosen from across the UK.

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for transport, environment and leisure, said: “Ealing has long been famous for its lush open spaces and has previously won gold in several London in Bloom categories. It is a real honour to be nominated and it is a testament to our great team of park rangers and volunteers that help keep our parks looking amazing. I am looking forward to showing the judges around this summer.”

The council’s parks officers will also get the opportunity to lead the competition judges on a tour of the borough’s best parks and open spaces in August 2016.

Britain in Bloom entries are assessed on a wide range of criteria, such as the maintenance of parks and communal gardens, the management of natural spaces, community campaigns to promote recycling and environmental awareness, and projects involving local residents and schools.

To find out more about the borough’s parks and open spaces, visit www.ealing.gov.uk/parks

To find out more about Britain in Bloom visit https://www.rhs.org.uk/communities/campaigns/britain-in-bloom