Each year the Town Council enters Morecambe into the North West in Bloom Awards for Best Small Coastal Resort.
The North West in Bloom presentation took place on Friday 3rd November. The Town Clerk, Mr David Croxall and the overall Amateur Gardener and Overall Business category winners in the Morecambe in Bloom Competition 2017 Mrs Betty Atack and Mr Mal Neill of the Berkeley Hotel attended the North West in Bloom presentation at Southport to receive Morecambe’s award. For many years Morecambe has been awarded Silver Gilt.
Earlier this year, both Morecambe Town Council and Lancaster City Council met to discuss how the two organisations could work together with the community to improve Morecambe’s appearance. Feedback from previous years NW in Bloom judging sheets were taken into account. Both organisations increased efforts through the spring and summer to make Morecambe really Bloom.
The improvements made this year included; reintroducing weed spraying across the town, tidying up roundabouts on Lord Street and Marine Road Central, new planters on Victoria Street and thanks to Morecambe BID and the Town Council for the funding, the businesses on the promenade were supplied with hanging baskets, free of charge.
In addition to Morecambe’s entry, both the Berkeley Hotel and Morecambe Hotel scooped Gold awards in the Small Accommodation category.
The Town Council would like to thank the Morecambe Bloomers, Councillors and officers from Lancaster City Council and Morecambe Town Council, Morecambe BID, Martin Cordingley for his film production and helping to promote the competition, Bill Blackledge, Michael Moorhouse and Sarah Byrne for helping to judge the local competition.
Finally, and most importantly, the Town Council would like to thank all residents, businesses, schools and community groups who took part in Morecambe in Bloom 2017, together with the following sponsors of Morecambe in Bloom:
Bucket & Spade Marketing
Central Printing Co
Morecambe & District Chamber of Trade
Wright & Lord Solicitors
The Headway Hotel
Diane & Mike Whalley
Ratcliffe & Bibby Solicitors
Lancaster City Council