Whalley in Bloom strikes gold gain!

Members of Whalley in Bloom and supporters celebrate their awards.
Members of Whalley in Bloom and supporters celebrate their awards.

It’s gold stars all the way for the Whalley in Bloom committee.

The village scooped a gold medal for the second time after being crowned a winner in the Best Small Town category for the Northwest in Bloom competition.

It also received a Special Award for the best commercial effort.

The prize was presented to the committee by Chelsea gold medal garden designer, John Everiss, during a celebration evening.

A spokesman for the group said: “We are truly delighted. Many thanks to everyone involved for all their hard work and to all the people who have been supporting our entry.”

Whalley has now been nominated for the National Britain in Bloom finals.