Can you help Cleethorpes grow for gold in this year’s In Bloom contests?

From web design to painting benches, or using your gift of the gab to help spread the word – there are plenty of ways you can help Cleethorpes bloom this year.

Both Cleethorpes and Grimsby In Bloom are growing for gold in both the East Midlands and Britain In Bloom competitions.

And, as they prepare to go into battle once again, they are aiming to recruit some “new blood” to their award-winning teams, but you don’t necessarily need green fingers to get involved.

Jeff Blanchard, who was among the founder members of Cleethorpes In Bloom back in 1998, added: “We are still as involved and enthusiastic as we have ever been, but we are looking for people to inject new ideas.  Continue reading

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Lettuce celebrate great school award

A school garden arranged and decorated by green-fingered pupils at a Cleethorpes school has been recognised in a regional competition.

Elliston Primary School entered their garden in East Midlands In Bloom’s school garden category and won a silver award, having won bronze last year.

They also took home the top prize in Cleethorpes In Bloom.

The project was taken on by Year One and Two pupils, who took over control of the garden’s upkeep.

Dena Shields, parent support adviser at the school, spoke of her pride at the school receiving the award, and said a lot of hard work had gone into getting the garden ready for the judging process.  Continue reading

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Judging time

Every year we produce a portfolio for the Judges this give the a review of the year. This can be seen by clicking on the link.

Portfolio 2013


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Competition is now Open

Competition entries are now open and you can enter through our web page by going to the competition page and fill in an entry form. See the link at the top of the Home page.

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2013 Campaign Launch and Presentation Night

The 2013 campaign launch and presentation night was held at McCormacks Bar, Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes, on Tuesday 26th March and it was a night of celebration and information.

The celebration was to say thank you to all the Cleethorpes In Bloom sponsors and supporters for their efforts in 2012 which helped Cleethorpes achieve a Gold Award in both the Britain In Bloom Champion of Champions Competition and the East Midlands In Bloom regional competition. Continue reading

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Local Competition

Cleethorpes in Bloom team came together on Wednesday the 10th October to present all the prizes for the 2012 competition. This night also incorporated the RHS Its Your Neighbourhood competition. It was a great night with over 150 people attending. Prizes were presented by the Mayor of North East Lincolnshire Councillor Mike Burton.

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The Boy With The Leaking Boot Is Back


CCTV images captured the two vandals jumping into the water and smashing the boy into pieces but they are still being sought by police.

The replacement statue has cost the Cleethorpes in Bloom Committee more than £2,000  which includes security measures.

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Champions of Champions Judging Day

SO COLOURFUL: Britain In Bloom judging panel admire the plants in Sea Road.   Picture: Jon Corken

BRITAIN In Bloom judges hailed Cleethorpes as “outstanding” during their Champion of Champions tour.

No petal or leaf was left unturned by the horticultural experts who were treated to a trip around the resort yesterday – the second town they visited as part of the national competition. 

Photo above is the Britain In Bloom judging panel admiring the plants in Sea Road. Picture: Jon Corken

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