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Filby carries Anglia In Bloom torch

PUBLISHED: 16:30 23 February 2009 | UPDATED: 13:07 03 July 2010

FILBY has been chosen to represent Anglia in the Village category of the Royal Horticultural Society's Britain in Bloom UK Finals. The village will compete against 67 other finalist towns, cities and villages over the summer months, to be awarded with either a gold, silver gilt, silver or bronze medal at the awards ceremony in September.

FILBY has been chosen to represent Anglia in the Village category of the Royal Horticultural Society's Britain in Bloom UK Finals. The village will compete against 67 other finalist towns, cities and villages over the summer months, to be awarded with either a gold, silver gilt, silver or bronze medal at the awards ceremony in September.

RHS Britain in Bloom is the UK's largest horticultural competition. It encourages people to join together to improve their local environments, through gardening sustainably and caring for their green spaces.

Competing in the Village category, Filby is working hard to beat Appleton Wiske, Chipping, Duffus, Rosliston, and Scarva to win.

Stephanie Eynon, Community Horticulture Manager at the RHS, said: “Just reaching the RHS Britain in Bloom UK finals is an achievement in itself, as the communities participating are the best from their regional or national competitions.

“Although we know this year will present its own unique challenges such as the downturn in the economy, we know we can look forward to seeing some tremendous horticultural achievement, innovative environmental initiatives and a fantastic amount of community participation.”

Over the year a diverse range of communities will come together to take part in Britain in Bloom; from residents associations, schools, local government departments, parks, historical and conservation groups, transport and food organisations - all working to make their local area a better place to live, work and visit.

By taking part in RHS Britain in Bloom, communities have reported a drop in anti-social behaviour, a rise in civic pride, the coming together of disparate groups and improved green spaces.

To find out more visit www.rhs.org.uk/britaininbloom

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