Fylde Borough has won 22 honours in the annual North West in Bloom (NWIB) competition and 19 It’s Your Neighbourhood Awards, thanks to the exceptional work of volunteers and operational staff. 

The 2023 North West in Bloom ceremony saw six Fylde entrants bring home Category Winner awards alongside their well-earned gold awards, and Lytham resident Trevor Mackey was presented with an Outstanding Contribution Award.  

Fylde was just as successful in the 2023 Royal Horticultural Society’s It’s Your Neighbourhood Awards, with recognition for two Outstanding Awards for Five Consecutive Years, a Best Biodiversity Award in the North West, a Best Neighbourhood Award, and a Growing Communities Award being presented to local entrants.  

Cllr Jayne Nixon, Fylde Council’s Lead Member for Tourism, Leisure & Culture, said: “This was another great day for Fylde, and these fantastic results are something all our hard-working volunteers and staff can be rightly proud of. To win so many awards across so many categories in both competitions is deserving of recognition, and on behalf of the Council, I would like to thank everyone who had a part in helping Fylde be so award-winningly beautiful!” 

Below is the full list of 2023 North West In Bloom and RHS: It’s Your Neighbourhood awards for Fylde: 


2023 NWiB Discretionary Awards: 

Parks & Green Spaces – Lowther Gardens 


2023 NWiB Awards: 

Best Small Park (Local Authority) Award 

Gold Award – Ashton Gardens 

Gold Award – Lowther Gardens 


Best Caravan Park Award 

Silver Award – Ream Hills Holiday Park, Weeton 


Best Small Accommodation 

Gold & Category Winner – The Eagle at Weeton 

Gold Award – The Queens, Lytham 


Best Small Tourist Attraction 

Gold & Joint Category Winner – Lytham Hall Kitchen Garden and Garden Hub 


Best Large Coastal Resort 

Gold & Joint Category Winner – St Annes on Sea In Bloom 


Best Small Coastal Resort 

Gold & Category Winner – Lytham in Bloom 


Best Small Village 

Gold & Category Winner – Little Eccleston in Bloom 


Best Village 

Silver Gilt – Weeton in Bloom 

Gold & Joint Category Winner – Elswick in Bloom 


Best Large Village 

Silver Award – Wrea Green in Bloom 

Gold Award – Staining 


Best Small Town 

Silver Award – Bloomin Warton 

Gold Award – Freckleton in Bloom 


NWiB Outstanding Contribution Award 

Trevory Mackey, Lytham 


2023 RHS: It’s Your Neighbourhood Awards 

 Level 3 – Advancing 

Hope Street Community Park 


Level 4 – Thriving 

Wesley’s Community Garden 

Friends of Squires Gate Station 

Wild @ Weeton 

Wrea Green Joint War Memorial 


Level 5 – Outstanding 

Friends of St Annes Station 

Shepherd Road Allotments 

Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Gardens 

Park View 4 U 

Fylde Sand Dunes Project 

Friends of Lytham Station 

Friends of Newton Community Park 

Blackburns Farm & Wrea Green Remembrance Wood 

Wrea Green Allotments 


Outstanding Award for 5 Consecutive Years 

Friends of St Annes Station 

Friends of Lytham Station 


Growing Communities Award 

Park View 4 U 


Best Neighbourhood Award 

Fylde Sand Dunes Project 


Best Biodiversity Award in the North West 

Blackburns Farm & Wrea Green Remembrance Wood 


North West in Bloom is the voluntary regional organisation that administers the Britain in Bloom competition in Lancashire, Chesire, Greater Manchester, and Mersey. Britain in Bloom is one of the longest running environmental competitions in the United Kingdom; since 1964, communities from across the North West have demonstrated their ability to create and maintain attractive environments that benefit residents and visitors alike. For more information, visit the North West in Bloom website. 


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