City blooms again

PUBLISHED: 12:31 21 September 2006 | UPDATED: 10:54 06 May 2010

The Gunnels Wood industrial area

The Gunnels Wood industrial area

THE best little place in the region - that s Stevenage. It was judged Best Small City in environmental competition Anglia in Bloom. Mayoress Bridy Speller and Cllr Sue Myson accepted the silver gilt as winner. Stevenage beat Bedford, Broxbourne, Lowestoft

Mayoress Bridy Speller and members of Stevenage Borough Council and the In Bloom Forum with the Anglia in Bloom Small City award

THE best little place in the region - that's Stevenage.

It was judged Best Small City in environmental competition Anglia in Bloom.

Mayoress Bridy Speller and Cllr Sue Myson accepted the silver gilt as winner.

Stevenage beat Bedford, Broxbourne, Lowestoft and Norwich to win the top prize for the second year in a row.

The town was also placed last Thursday in the top six in three other categories: Bio-diversity, Best Industrial Area (Gunnels Wood) and The Best Project for Special Needs (Larwood School).

Executive councillor for community and culture Sue Myson said: "This award is a real testament to the hard work and community spirit of residents and businesses and shows Stevenage is not the 'concrete jungle' some people think it is.

"We would like to thank everyone involved, especially the members of the Stevenage In Bloom Forum who volunteer their services every year to make the competition such a great event."

Executive councillor for environment and e-government Richard Henry said: "We are delighted that Stevenage has won the top award for Best Small City for the second year in a row.

"Maintaining a clean and green environment is one of our priorities but it can only be achieved in partnership with the community."

Anglia in Bloom involves villages, towns and cities across Herts, Beds, Cambs, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

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