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Sweet Smell Of Success Across Bradford Parks

Bradford Council-run parks have performed strongly once again at this year’s Yorkshire in Bloom awards competition.

Yorkshire in Bloom is the voluntary regional organisation that administers the RHS Britain in Bloom campaign in Yorkshire.

It pits rural villages, towns and city centres against one another, using a range of criteria such as; horticultural know-how, community engagement, efforts to bolster biodiversity and climate change adaption.

Keighley’s Cliffe Castle Park received a platinum award, with Robert’s Park and Harold Park both earned gold awards.

Judges were impressed with the recent high standard renovation at Cliffe Castle Park and claimed it was a “pleasure to visit”.

Lister Park was also among the winners, sealing a silver gilt award as a tourist attraction, while Cottingley, Menston and Keighley all received a silver gilt award for their respective categories.

The categories in the competition include parks entered by Friends of Groups and tourist attractions run by local authorities and other bodies.

Coun Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Healthy People and Places said: “It’s great to see our hard working park staff and volunteers get the recognition they deserve by yet again achieving prestigious awards in this competition.

“I would like to thank them and other stakeholders whose contribution is greatly appreciated by both the Council and the visitors to our district’s parks.

“Our parks continue to prove a wonderful resource for the people of the district and these awards prove how keen we are to keep them in tip-top condition.”

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