Judges impressed by flower power

Yorkshire in Bloom judges with residents in Mill Bank.
Yorkshire in Bloom judges with residents in Mill Bank.

The seeds of success have been sown for Halifax and Mill Bank In Bloom, as they both got crowned category winner in this year’s Yorkshire flower competition.

While Halifax in Bloom are celebrating their victory as ‘Large Town/Small City’ winners, Mill Bank have won the ‘Small Village’ section for the fourth year in a row.

Peter Walker, chairman of Mill Bank In Bloom, said the village focused on flowers that would suit the terrain and used yellow colours to signify the Tour de France and poppies to commerate the First World War.

“We are over the moon with the result. It shows the commitement we have for the displays in Mill Bank. For us, it is not just about flowery displays. We are a small pennine village and we wanted to have plants that are right for us,” said Peter.

Yorkshire In Bloom judges noted that Halifax - who were awarded the Silver Gilt Rose Award - created “a better environment for everyone”.

While judges looking around Mill Bank - who achieved the Gold Rose Award - were congratulated on the good show and the vibrance of the displays.