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Grow with CASE attend YiB awards

13th September 2017

Grow with CASE attend YiB awards

Yesterday (Tuesday 12 September) trainees from CASE attended the Yorkshire in Bloom awards at York Racecourse. We are pleased to announce that Matt, Sally and the Grow with CASE team came away with a Silver Gilt in the Public and Private Charitable Establishments category.

The awards are to encourage communities of whatever size; small villages, towns or a big city, to make a positive and lasting improvement to their local environment for the benefit of local people, and it is not just about planting flowers and hanging baskets.

The very nature of Yorkshire in Bloom encourages and develops community spirit and civic pride whilst promoting responsibility for planting, cleanliness and maintenance. This in turn can boost the local economy through increased tourism, stimulates voluntary work and cooperation between community groups, and is a means to address issues such as sustainability, recycling, minimising waste and energy conservation.

The competition is assessed by local judges on criteria developed by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in consultation with the all the different regions. Marks are awarded and are related to standards of Gold, Silver Gilt, Silver and Bronze.

Matt Sharp who is the Workshop trainer in charge of the allotments said “It was a real honour and a great achievement to be recognised at the awards, after taking on the role just over a year ago; it is amazing that we have achieved silver gilt, the second highest level. Next year we are going for gold!”

Every entrant into the award received feedback (albeit with a few typos Sally!) This is available to download here.

Congratulations Matt, Sally and all the trainees who have make a contribution to our allotments.