Published Thursday, 20th October 2022
We’re celebrating more great results in this year’s South & South East in Bloom competition.
The Council achieved nine awards again in 2022, with all entries succeeding at the same high levels as last year. A grand total of four golds, four silver-gilts and a silver.
Well-managed environments and facilities
A wide range of open spaces across the borough were recognised, from large conservation areas like Reigate Heath and country parks such as Tanyard Meadows, to the smaller Reigate Garden of Remembrance.
Our popular Redhill Memorial Park and Reigate Priory Park maintained their gold standard, along with Earlswood Common in the country park category, and Redstone Cemetery.
Judges commented on how natural features and wildlife habitats are managed and protected, as well as workers’ dedication and enthusiasm for what they do. They also mentioned the variety of facilities available, such as well-used cafes and well-equipped children’s play areas.
Special places for everyone to enjoy
Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services, Cllr Natalie Bramhall said: “It’s wonderful to see another year of outstanding achievement for the borough’s parks and green spaces. These great results in the South & South East in Bloom awards, recognise and celebrate the devoted hard work and passion of our Greenspaces team. Along with the loyal volunteers who also help ensure everyone can enjoy our parks and countryside all year round. I want to thank all those involved.
“Maintaining these impressive standards, despite the extra challenges of the past few years, means these open spaces remain attractive and very special places for residents and visitors. I encourage you to explore and find your own favourite spot!”
Visit our parks and countryside pages to find out more.
Full list of 2022 results
- GOLD: Earlswood Common, Redhill Memorial Park, Redstone Cemetery, Reigate Priory Park
- SILVER GILT: Reigate Castle Grounds, Reigate Garden of Remembrance, Reigate Heath, Tanyard Meadow
- SILVER: Lady Neville Park
You can find out more about South & South East in Bloom on their website www.sseib.com