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We Are Weymouth (BID) is proud to announce that Weymouth has been awarded GOLD in the National Britain in Bloom competition. Chief Operations Officer, Dawn Rondeau and Zach Williams from the We Are Weymouth team attended the awards ceremony in Weston-super-Mare with Tara Williams Parks and Open spaces Manager for Weymouth Town council on October 7th and were thrilled to collect the Gold award for Weymouth, unheard of for a first time application, with additional recognition for outstanding contribution, horticulture at Greenhill gardens and best newcomer.

The national competition recognises communities of all shapes and sizes with a focus on three main criteria: horticultural excellence, environmental responsibility, and community participation.

Weymouth BID decided to enter the competition in June with only a five-week turnaround, working relentlessly on their entry. Preparation by We Are Weymouth, Weymouth Town Council, Dorset Council, and local volunteers included extensive planting, painting, cleaning, and hanging 311 baskets, throughout the town.

Greenhill and Sandsfoot Gardens Awarded Green Flag

Dawn Rondeau, We Are Weymouth’s Chief Operations Officer comments: “We are absolutely thrilled that Weymouth has been recognised in this way by the National Britain in Bloom competition. Gold is an amazing honour for the town, as well as nominations for best newcomer and best horticultural display.

Weymouth has so much to offer in terms of scenic locations, and I am thrilled that we had the opportunity to promote Weymouth’s gardens and town centre, along with our beautiful beaches”.

Dawn added “I am so proud of the We Are Weymouth team who worked tirelessly to meet tight deadlines, working closely with the business community. Together with Weymouth Town Council, Dorset Council and local volunteers everyone worked incredibly hard to add the finishing touches to the award-winning route through the town.

To gain recognition such as this, after such a difficult 18 months, is fantastic and we’re excited to share this outstanding news.”

Since its beginnings in the 1960s, Britain in Bloom has showcased the very best of U.K. communities in bloom and now encourages community projects and partnerships across the country. With participation this year spearheaded by We Are Weymouth, organisers hope to see Weymouth put on the map and are endeavouring to enter again in 2022 with a newly selected route through the town.