Norwich and Great Yarmouth communities recognised in Anglia in Bloom competition

A village which came out on top at this year's Anglia in Bloom competition will be battling it out at a prestigious horticultural show.

The results of the annual competition were revealed today (Tuesday) at Colchester, Essex, where several entrants from Norwich also received awards across the 28 categories.

A display outside the post office and village shops in Filby, near Great Yarmouth, won the best industrial/commercial area. Filby also won the village award.

The community's display will be put forward for this year's Britain in Bloom finals, which take place on Sunday, September 25 in St Andrews, Scotland.

Entrants for the Anglia in Bloom competition came from across Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex and Hertfordshire and judges gave out 10 gold awards, 29 silver gilt awards, 18 silver awards and three bronze awards.

Norwich won the gold award for the city category and the Marston Lane Wetlands in Eaton won the bioderversity award.

Other areas of the city which were awarded for their efforts in the Anglia in Bloom contest included the Mile Cross, Mancroft and Sewell wards.

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Other winners from across the county were:

-Brampton, near Aylsham, won a silver gilt award in the small town category.

-Norwich won a gold award in the city category.

-Eaton ward, Mancroft, Mile Cross ward and Thorpe Hamlet won a silver award in the urban community category.

-Sewell Ward in Norwich won a bronze award in the urban community category.

-Great Yarmouth won a silver gilt award in the coastal category.

-Mousehold Defenders in Norwich was nominated for the best conservation project.

-Lakenham Way in Norwich's Town Close ward was nominated for the environmental quality award.

-Filby's allotments were nominated for the grow your own award.

-The Adam and Eve pub in Norwich and Trafalgar Road Guest Houses in Great Yarmouth were nominated for the best individual/community floral display.

-The Waitrose Retail Park in Norwich's Eaton ward were nominated for the best industrial/commercial area.

-Waterloo Park in Norwich's Mile Cross ward was nominated for the best local authority floral display.

-Eaton Park in Norwich, and the Memorial Fields in Brampton, near Aylsham, were nominated for the best public open space.

-Reg and Jo Chiddick in Norwich were nominated for the Roy Lacey award.

-Charles' Allotment at Silver Haven Sheltered Home in Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich, was nominated for the best garden for special needs category.