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Press Statement

Thursday 12 January

Fareham to host South and South East England in Bloom Awards

This year's South and South East England in Bloom awards presentation will be held in Fareham at Ferneham Hall in September. The prestigious annual awards form part of the national Britain in Bloom campaign, to which Fareham has been a highly successful participant for the last 17 years. Fareham has achieved eight consecutive winning entries in the Small City category, with the last six years at Gold standard.

Executive Leader of Fareham Borough Council, Councillor Se´┐Żn Woodward, said: "I am thrilled to announce that Fareham will be hosting this year's esteemed South and South East in Bloom awards presentation. With its highly successful community horticultural campaign, Fareham has consistently excelled in it's partnership with the Fareham in Bloom Volunteers. I look forward to welcoming communities from across the region to Fareham, in a particularly special year for the Borough, as we celebrate 30 years of Ferneham Hall."

Fareham has won:
2004 - Silver Gilt and category winner
2005 - Silver Gilt and category winner
2006 - Gold and category winner
2007 - Gold and category winner in Champion of Champions
2008 - Gold and category winner
2009 - Gold and category winner
2010 - Gold and category winner in Champion of Champions
2011 - Gold and category winner

The date of the awards presentation at Ferneham Hall is due to be announced next month.

ENDS

For further information contact:
Sue Mills, PR and Marketing Manager, tel: 01329 824518
fax: 01329 824505, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk
This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council’s website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases
 



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