Morecambe has won Gold for the first time in the annual North West in Bloom competition.
The town council enters Morecambe into the Best Small Coastal Resort category each year.
For several of those years, the town has come away with Silver.
The presentation took place on Friday 3rd November.
The Town Clerk, Mr David Croxall and the overall Amateur Gardener and Overall Business category winners - Mrs Betty Atack and Mr Mal Neill of the Berkeley Hotel attended the presentation at Southport.
Earlier this year, both Morecambe Town Council and Lancaster City Council met to discuss how the two organisations could work together with the community to improve Morecambe’s appearance.
Feedback from previous years' judging sheets were taken into account.
The improvements made this year included; reintroducing weed spraying across the town, tidying up roundabouts on Lord Street and Marine Road Central, new planters on Victoria Street and thanks to Morecambe BID and the Town Council for the funding, the businesses on the promenade were supplied with hanging baskets, free of charge.
In addition to Morecambe’s entry, both the Berkeley Hotel and Morecambe Hotel scooped Gold awards in the Small Accommodation category.
The Town Council has thanked the Morecambe Bloomers, Councillors and officers from Lancaster City Council and Morecambe Town Council, Morecambe BID, Martin Cordingley for his film production and helping to promote the competition, Bill Blackledge, Michael Moorhouse and Sarah Byrne for helping to judge the local competition.
The Town Council is also thanking all residents, businesses, schools and community groups who took part in the competition, together with the following sponsors:
- Bucket & Spade Marketing
- Central Printing Co
- Morecambe & District Chamber of Trade
- Wright & Lord Solicitors
- The Headway Hotel
- JWK Solicitors
- Diane & Mike Whalley
- Ratcliffe & Bibby Solicitors
- Asa Johnson
- Lancaster City Council
- Carol Edmunds
- Morecambe Bid