Ulverston Wins Gold!
This year the Ulverston BID entered the Town into the Cumbria in Bloom awards 2019 in two categories, Business Improvement District and the Small Town. This year saw a change in working partnerships with the BID and community group Ulverston in Bloom, who organised the entries for the It’s Your Neighbourhood category. On the day of the judging we all felt that it was a great day showcasing the town to the Cumbria in Bloom Judging Team.
On Thursday September 5th, the Ulverston BID, Ulverston in Bloom with Incredible Edible and the Mayor attended the Cumbria in Bloom Awards Ceremony in Carlisle. The Town triumphed again with 12 awards with the Gold Awards for the town, Best Town, Best Business Improvement District, the South Lakeland Trophy for Best in District.
In addition, we also gained certificates for the Sun Inn and The Farmers, Elmhurst Residential Home, Ford Park Community Group, Friends of Lightburn Park, Sophie's Garden, Buxton Place Project and Gill Banks Action group.
A fantastic result for team working and collaboration across the town and the hard work of many volunteers and businesses - well done to everyone involved and the organisations that assisted along the way. We are looking forward to the collaboration and teamwork that awaits us next year, as we are already planning many more Bloom’s and projects across the whole town.
“The BID has worked very hard directly and with local groups to improve the area for the benefit of everyone. The judges were particularly impressed with the town’s murals and the Market Hall artwork. The BID has worked with local shop owners to access grants to improve the shop fronts and this was noticeable on our walk. The quality of the hanging baskets will ensure tat they can be reused for many years and therefore benefit the businesses in the town. The judges were impressed with how tidy and clean the town looked, there was very little evidence of litter (there were plenty of litter bins around the town) and the centre looked vibrant with all the floral displays. It is clear that the BID has worked collaboratively within the local community and supports the work done by volunteer groups to improve local areas, such as, at Gill Banks, Lightburn Park and Ford Park. The renovation of Gill Banks is an on-going project to remove an old Laurel edge that is crowding out and poisoning native flora and fauna. There is also support for the sustainable use of planting, both decorative and edible for the benefit of the residents and the town as a whole.” – CIB Judges, 2019
If you would like to see the route that the judges walked on the day, please visit your LoyalFree app and access the ‘Trails’ option, so you can follow along and comment. If you do not have the LoyalFree app, please visit your app-store and search for “LoyalFree”. Alternatively, if you are in town, please access the Ulverston Free Wi-Fi and follow the links provided.
The BID would still like your feedback on how to improve the town further as it enters into its next five-year term, investing into the town for business and community. Please visit www.ulverstonbid.org.uk/revote2020.