RHS names communities in finals for Britain in Bloom competition

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has announced the finalists for its 2011 Britain in Bloom campaign.

Seventy-seven villages, towns, cities and urban communities across the UK are among those that can expect a visit from the RHS’ national Britain in Bloom judging panel this year.

"We are delighted that, after opening up more opportunities for communities to participate in the UK Finals, we have 77 finalists this year, 11 more than last year," says Stephanie Eynon, RHS Community Horticulture Manager.

"This increase reflects the overall level of participation in the campaign throughout the UK and the tremendous work being done by these communities. RHS Britain in Bloom is all about local community involvement.

"Prime minister David Cameron is encouraging people to take a more active interest in their community and the RHS is pleased to be able to demonstrate that people around the country have, through Britain in Bloom, been doing just that for many years."

The 2011 campaign also sees the launch of the RHS’ new three-year partnership with Anglian Home Improvements - the new headline sponsor of RHS Britain in Bloom.   

2011 RHS Britain in Bloom UK Finalists include:

Entry Name Category Region / Nation
Hunstanton Coastal 12k & below Anglia
Huntingdon Large Town Anglia
Bedford Small City Anglia
Halstead Town Anglia
Moor (Oxmoor) Urban Community Anglia
Filby Village Anglia
Grange-over-Sands Coastal 12k & below Cumbria
Whitehaven Large Town Cumbria
Kirkby Stephen Large Village Cumbria
Cleethorpes Coastal 12k & above East Midlands
Donington Large Village East Midlands
Oadby and Wigston Small City East Midlands
Oakham Town East Midlands
Rosliston Village East Midlands
St Martin Small Town Guernsey
Upton  Large Village Heart of England
Newcastle-under-Lyme Small City Heart of England
Tetbury Small Town Heart of England
Moseley (Birmingham) Urban Community Heart of England
Grouville Coastal 12k & below Jersey
St Saviour Town Jersey
Richmond upon Thames    City Large City London
Brent Large City  London
Walthamstow  Village Urban Community London
Garstang Champion of Champions North West
Bury City North West
Southport Coastal 12k & above North West
Colne  Large Town North West
Freckleton Town North West
Didsbury Urban Community North West
Elswick Village North West
Stockton City Northumbria
Saltburn by the Sea Coastal 12k & below Northumbria
Whickham Large Town Northumbria
Warkworth Large Village Northumbria
Darlington Small City Northumbria
Great Whittington Small Village Northumbria
Comrie Champion of Champions Scotland
Perth Champion of Champions Scotland
Pitlochry Champion of Champions Scotland
Rothesay Coastal 12k & below Scotland
Edinburgh Large City Scotland
Glenrothes Large Town Scotland
Coatbridge Small City Scotland
Scotlandwell Small Village Scotland
Forres Town Scotland
Uddingston (Glasgow) Urban Community Scotland
Newcastleton Village Scotland
Wareham Small Town South & South East
Coldred Small Village South & South East
Rustington Town South & South East
Cricklade Champion of Champions South West
Plymouth Coastal 12k & above South West
Bristol Large City South West
Bath Small City South West
Thornbury Town South West
Berrynarbor Village South West
Milton Keynes Large City Thames & Chilterns
Stony Stratford Small Town Thames & Chilterns
Bangor Coastal 12k & above Ulster
Coleraine Large Town Ulster
Broughshane Large Village Ulster
Derry City Small City Ulster
Ahoghill Small Town Ulster
Loughgall Small Village Ulster
Wrexham City Wales
Tenby Coastal 12k & below Wales
Cemaes Bay Large Village Wales
Holyhead Town Wales
Chirk (Wrexham) Urban Community Wales
York City Yorkshire
Whitby Coastal 12k & below Yorkshire
Shadwell Large Village Yorkshire
Dunnington Small Town Yorkshire
Ilkley Town Yorkshire
Woodlesford (Leeds) Urban Community Yorkshire
Luddenden Village Yorkshire

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