Published Wednesday, 25th October 2017

Many of our borough’s parks, town centres and other open spaces have been recognised in this year’s South and South East in Bloom Awards.

The horticultural awards are the largest in the region, and we have been lucky enough to win nine awards for the following sites:

  • Reigate Heath, Reigate (large conservation area, silver)
  • Earlswood Common (country park, silver)
  • Priory Park, Reigate (large park, silver gilt)
  • Memorial Park, Redhill (park, silver gilt)
  • Castle Grounds, Reigate (park, silver gilt)
  • Lady Neville Park, Banstead (small park, bronze)
  • Preston park, Tadworth (small park, bronze)
  • Redstone Cemetery, Redhill (large cemetery, silver gilt)
  • Reigate Garden of Remembrance, Reigate (silver gilt and small cemetery of the year award)

Horley Town Council has also been awarded silver gilt for the Recreation Ground and Town Centre.

Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Greenspaces, Cllr Dr Lynne Hack said “We’re absolutely delighted to have won so many awards for a variety of open spaces around Reigate & Banstead. Not only have our wonderful parks had success but areas such as Earlswood Common and the Reigate Garden of Remembrance have also been awarded.

“We know our green spaces are loved by many of our residents. Our teams work through all seasons and weathers to keep them looking their best, and we’re very grateful for all of their hard work. We’re always on the lookout for volunteers, so please do visit our website if you’d like to help in your local area.

“We hope our residents continue to enjoy using the spaces to spend time with their children, join a fitness session, remember a loved one or simply take pleasure in the great outdoors.”

See our parks and countryside pages for more information on all of the open and green spaces in the borough. 

 South and South East in Bloom Awards. Andy Wright, Cemeterys Operative (left) and Alan Bixby, Cemeterys Officer (right)