Mirfield and Roberttown claim gold at Yorkshire In Bloom 2023 awards
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Mirfield in Bloom won gold for the second year running in the Large Town category and, along with Knaresborough In Bloom, was named joint category winner.
The judges commended the voluntary group in their overall verdict, stating: “Excellent team ethics and spirit is at the heart of Mirfield in Bloom. The enthusiasm and determination to succeed and make Mirfield a nice place to live shines through on all levels.”
It added: “The 'buy in' from the town is evident throughout from the well manicured lawns and hedges of private residences through to the businesses in the heart of the town.
“Everyone involved in the In Bloom group should be immensely proud of their achievements!”
The Large Village gold award went to Roberttown In Bloom, who were also named as category winners.
Praising the village, the judges said: “Roberttown is an attractive village high up in West Yorkshire with an abundance of open space and magnificent views.
“The village is a pure delight with a wonderful community atmosphere. There is so much enthusiasm within the group.
“The group all work very hard and are extremely well informed and knowledgeable and we wish them well in the future.”
Other businesses, schools and establishments across North Kirklees also received prestigious awards, including Mirfield’s the Old Colonial pub, Crossley Fields Junior and Infant School, St Mary’s Church and neighbourhood, St Paul’s Lock and Mirfield Heritage Site, as well as Oakwell Hall and Country Park, Cleckheaton Library and the Jo Cox Community Wood.
We will have further reaction from our winners next week on the Dewsbury Reporter website and Reporter Series’ newspapers.