Silver lining for Melton at national bloom finals

Melton town centre manager Lisa Brown (right) and fellow town centre manager and Melton BID manager Shelagh Core receive a Silver Medal Award at the RHS Britain in Bloom Finals 'PHOTO: Supplied

Melton town centre manager Lisa Brown (right) and fellow town centre manager and Melton BID manager Shelagh Core receive a Silver Medal Award at the RHS Britain in Bloom Finals 'PHOTO: Supplied

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Melton has won a Silver Medal in the town’s first ever entry in the RHS Britain in Bloom finals 2015.

The Melton Business Improvement District (BID) was selected from more than 1,000 entrants to take part in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK finals 2015, representing the East Midlands region in the Business Improvement District category.

The town was one of three BIDS to reach the national finals. The others were Reading and London Bridge.

The judges said that their tour of Melton demonstrated great community cohesions with the Environmental Responsibility section, something which many towns found hard to achieve. They were impressed at the blue and green plaques, historic information and interpretation signs around the town.

Melton was also nominated by the judges for a Discretionary Award, for the RHS Heritage Award.

BID manager Shelagh Core said: “ To achieve a Silver Medal with the town’s first entry is a fantastic achievement.

“The award really has reflected the pride and commitment of all those involved, especially Melton In Bloom, Melton Borough Council, volunteers, businesses and the Town Estate.

“The East Midlands in Bloom and Britain in Bloom competitions this year have provided an exciting opportunity to showcase the town’s proud achievements and we are looking forward to next year’s In Bloom competition.”