Cranleigh was a big winner at the South & South East in Bloom Awards 2016 this week.
The entry from Cranleigh in Bloom received a Gold certificate and also named overall winner in its category, receiving The Town Award 2016.
Judges from South & South East in Bloom commented on tremendous community involvement, support from local businesses and a newly formed committee quickly achieving high standards.
Collecting the certificate and trophy on behalf of the village, Cranleigh in Bloom chairman Martin Bamford, managing director of Cranleigh based Informed Choice, said:
“When I took on the role as chairman of Cranleigh in Bloom at the end of last year, one of the goals I set was to submit a winning entry to South & South East in Bloom.
“Our committee, volunteers and local businesses have worked so hard this year to create a winning entry, at the same time helping to make Cranleigh look incredible throughout the summer. We set out to promote civic pride and picking up gold and The Town Award 2016 goes a long way towards that aim.
“I’m so incredibly proud of the success of Cranleigh in Bloom at these awards, and delighted that we have put Cranleigh on the map as an exceptional place to visit and indeed live and work.”
Part of the Britain in Bloom competition, South & South East in Bloom encourages communities to work together to improve their environment. The South & South East in Bloom Awards took place at Ferneham Hall in Fareham, with representatives from communities across the region in attendance.
Assessing Cranleigh in Bloom’s entry, judges from South & South East in Bloom said:
“Cranleigh is a very pleasant place to visit with tremendous involvement of the community making it a welcoming centre. The floral displays were appropriate to the environment.
“The recently formed committee for 2016 is made up of a wide range of people and is working very well and achieving high standards in what they are doing. The tour on the day of the visit was well planned and a good itinerary.
“There is good support from the business community and will continue to grow with the enthusiasm of the committee.”