London,
06
October
2015
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13:38
Europe/Amsterdam

Square Mile wins Gold in London in Bloom awards.

The City of London Corporation has won a Gold award at the London In Bloom awards this year.

Sue Ireland, Director of Open Spaces at the City of London Corporation said: “We are delighted that the City of London has been successful in this year’s London In Bloom awards. It is testament to the hard work of our staff and volunteers who work tirelessly throughout the year to ensure the City is a green and ecologically diverse place to live and work.”

The In Bloom awards, which are countrywide, judge streets, towns and cities on horticultural excellence, bio diversity and community engagement. Entrants have to submit a portfolio of work undertaken across the year and judges visit the City to assess the application.

Despite its small size, the City of London’s garden’s team and volunteers also helped the City win five Silver Gilt awards in the small park category.

Friends of City Gardens achieved ‘Thriving’ in the community based awards, “It’s Your Neighbourhood.” This week also saw the City in Bloom Award Ceremony organised by Friends of City Gardens where the hard work and commitment made by residents, community groups, schools and businesses is recognised and rewarded.

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Notes for Editors:

PRESS ENQUIRIES:

Susanna Lascelles, Media Officer, City of London Corporation

Tel: 020 7332 1754

Email: susanna.howard@cityoflondon.gov.uk

ABOUT THE CITY OF LONDON CORPORATION:

The City of London Corporation is a uniquely diverse organisation. It supports and promotes the City as the world leader in international finance and business services and provides local services and policing for those working in, living in and visiting the Square Mile. It also provides valued services to London and the nation. These include the Barbican Centre and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama; the Guildhall Library and Art Gallery and London Metropolitan Archives; a range of education provision (including three City Academies); five Thames bridges (including Tower Bridge and the Millennium Bridge); the Central Criminal Court at Old Bailey; over 10,000 acres of open spaces (including Hampstead Heath and Epping Forest), and three wholesale food markets. It is also London’s Port Health Authority and runs the Animal Reception Centre at Heathrow. It works in partnership with neighbouring boroughs on the regeneration of surrounding areas and the City Bridge Trust, which it oversees, donates more than £15m to charity annually.

ABOUT LONDON IN BLOOM AWARDS:

London in Bloom Awards is where London in Bloom celebrates the efforts of London’s Boroughs, Communities, Businesses and individuals who do so much to make London a special place to live, work and visit.