Published Monday, 26 September 2016
Two Waverley parks, Gostrey Meadow in Farnham and The Phillips Memorial Park in Godalming, have been presented with prestigious In Bloom awards.
Gostrey Meadow in Farnham, in the small park category, and The Phillips Memorial Park in Godalming, in the large park category, both won the coveted gold awards at the South and South East In Bloom ceremony on Wednesday 15 September.
Councillor Kevin Deanus, Portfolio Holder for Community Services at Waverley Borough Council, said: “These parks are both absolutely beautiful and are of such a high standard, so I’m not surprised that they’ve managed to retain their gold award standard from the past couple of years.
“The superb quality of the parks is partly down to the hard work from Waverley’s ground maintenance teams and rangers, who do a great job at keeping them attractive, clean and tidy. I’d also like to say a huge thank you to our fantastic countryside volunteers and members of the community who give up their time to keep these parks looking so great – without their dedication we wouldn’t have these awards.
“I’d like to congratulate both Cranleigh In Bloom and Farnham In Bloom, both of which came away from the ceremony with gold awards. We are extremely lucky to live in a borough with such brilliant community spirit and I’d encourage everyone to take the time to enjoy these floral displays and green spaces.”
The judges commented that the parks were kept to a high standard and said the residents of Farnham who use Gostrey Meadow “should be extremely proud of maintaining this asset, for the benefit of all, to a high standard.”