Flying the flag in Portishead
13:00 01 October 2011
The flag has been presented to Portishead in Bloom for its achievements. Photo by Keith Craig.
PORTISHEAD is flying a flag in recognition of its gold medal status in the South West in Bloom contest.
The Royal Horticultural Society presented the flag to the town to mark its success in the annual competition this year.
The yellow and green flag was raised on the flagpole in the centre of High Street after a short ceremony and celebration at the Folk Hall, hosted by the town council.
The event was attended by many of the volunteers who had worked hard to help the town achieve the high standard in the contest.
Among the volunteers were pupils from Gordano School who helped to renovate Brampton Park.
Town council chairman Arthur Terry said: “The South West in Bloom results are a wonderful achievement, we know how important this is to the town and congratulate those who worked so hard to ensure we maintained our gold status.”
In addition to the gold medal, Portishead retained the St Bridget Cup for being the best in its class, received 12 neighbourhood awards and a special award for local heritage in recognition of the planting of silver birch trees in memory of Squadron Leader Tommy Broom.
Other News Stories
THE competition to win a shop in Nailsea for a year has now closed and entries have been passed to the judging panel.
NAILSEA and Backwell Beer Festival is teaming up with Penny Brohn Cancer Care this year to celebrate the charity’s 35th anniversary.
MORE than 50 people turned up to reminisce on happy times spent at the MYCON in Nailsea.
AN ADVENTUROUS couple from Nailsea are setting off on a cycling trip around the world to raise money for WaterAid.
THE work a North Somerset school carries out to improve pupils’ character has resulted in it winning £15,000 from the Department for Education.
A CLEVEDON fitness instructor has raised hundreds of pounds for charity by giving up all of her weekly earnings.
THREE former Gordano School pupils took on the Bath Half Marathon on Sunday to raise money in honour of one of their sisters who is having cancer treatment.
CHURCHES in North Somerset are trying to tackle the growing problem of loneliness and social isolation in our communities.