Pateley Bridge are in the RHS Britain In Bloom 2019 Competition

The Pateley Bridge in Bloom group are delighted to announce that the large village is representing Yorkshire in the national RHS Britain In Bloom competition in 2019!

Keith Tordoff MBE Chairman Pateley Bridge in Bloom group says:

“I am delighted that the hard work of the Pateley Bridge in Bloom group over the last two years in the Yorkshire in Bloom competition has been recognised by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). For Pateley Bridge to be accepted by the RHS to represent Yorkshire in the Large Village category of the prestigious Britain in Bloom competition is a massive accolade which will bring national recognition to the area.  I am grateful to the Yorkshire in Bloom committee for nominating the Pateley Bridge in Bloom group to represent Yorkshire in the large village category of the Britain in Bloom competition. The RHS Britain in Bloom competition has a long and illustrious history of helping unite communities behind the Bloom banner which undoubtedly invigorates areas in turn boosting the local economy.”

Constituency MP for Skipton, Ripon and Pateley Bridge, the Rt Hon Julian Smith MP says:

“It is a great achievement for Pateley Bridge to be selected to represent Yorkshire at the national competition, and I am delighted to see the community of volunteers recognised for their hard work over the past few years. I would like to wish all involved the very best of luck, and look forward to being able to see the results in person.”

The Chairman of the York, North Yorkshire & East Riding LEP, Mr David Kerfoot MBE DL says

“Pateley Bridge is a shining example of how a community have come together under strong local leadership to catapult their town into becoming something special within our region and now on a national basis. The energy, drive and enthusiasm to make Pateley something unique is there for all to see. A thriving high street, a programme of events to attract visitors such as the 1940’s weekend, wonderful blooms during the year and many active clubs and societies make up this very special town. As Chairman of the York, North Yorkshire & East Riding LEP I can see the economic benefits it brings and as a Deputy Lieutenant of the County have the opportunity on official visits to join with local people in celebrating all that is happening within the town. Long may that continue because if anywhere deserves recognition and success it is Pateley Bridge”.

Pateley Bridge will be judged at the end of July 2019

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In 2018, Pateley Bridge won gold and the best Village in Yorkshire in the Yorkshire in Bloom Competition (see picture)

Pateley Bridge was last entered in the Britain in Bloom competition in 2002 and won the competition in 2000.

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