Rochdale Township wins gold at RHS North West In Bloom Awards

Date published: 03 November 2017

Rochdale Townships’ entry in the RHS North West in Bloom 2017 competition won a gold award, the highest individual award available for a Township.

Rochdale was also nominated to go forward as the category representative for the main Britain in Bloom competition.

The accolade is the culmination of a year of work which has been undertaken by many local people, groups and projects from right across Rochdale Township with the support of Rochdale Council and the Environmental Management team.

Other award winners

  • Gold for Zen Internet plus overall category winner
  • Gold for Springhill Hospice plus overall category winner
  • Gold for the Flying Horse
  • Silver Gilt for Rochdale Town Centre
  • Silver Gilt for Jubilee Park in Norden
  • Silver Gilt for Castleton Station

Following the awards ceremony, Community volunteer and Rochdale in Bloom Chairman, Nigel Morell said: “Once again it has been a magnificent effort from all our volunteers and sponsors to capture the gold award which we strive so hard to achieve, but to be nominated to go forward to the main Britain in Bloom awards is an incredible and unexpected result.

"Many thanks are due to the Rochdale Council Environmental Management team and in particular the Council Leader, Councillor Farnell for their unwavering commitment to this prestige project for our town”.

Councillor Peter Winkler, who has been involved with the competition since 2011 and is Rochdale Shadow Portfolio Holder for Housing and the Environment, said: “This accolade is not just representative of a year’s work, this is a culmination of many years of effort and development that has taken place in the Township with lots of local projects and committee members working extremely hard with the RHS and using their advice to develop the quality of our entry.

"Our volunteers are the stars of the day but we must extend a great deal of thanks to Rochdale Council and the Environmental Management team for their continued support, their contribution this year has been excellent and essential in achieving the gold standard again.”

The journey to gold in 2018 has already begun and the committee are looking for sponsors, community volunteers and new projects and features to get involved and showcase interesting projects from around the Township. If you would like to be a part of the Rochdale Township in Bloom competition for 2018 contact:



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