Floral displays in Melton’s Market Place were praised by judges as the town secured its second consecutive Silver Gilt Award in the prestigious East
Midlands in Bloom contest.
Members of Melton BID, which put the entry in, are celebrating after scooping the John Williamson trophy again as overall winner of the Business Improvement District (BID) category.
Melton also received the Judges Award for their Boyes Wall Art Project, which remembered the fallen of the First World War, thanks to the commitment of Melton In Bloom, local artists, Boyes and community groups.
Andrew Cooper, chairman of the Melton BID, said: “The BID’s entry into the East Midlands in Bloom competition again this year has reflected very clearly, the commonly held desire of all involved to work and strive together for the good of the town.
“We would like to thank all of those involved in this year’s entry.”
Melton BID is now awating the results for the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals, where it was chosen from 1,000 entries to represent the East Midlands region in the BID category. Winners will be announced on October 16.