Fylde Borough has won 25 honours in the annual North West in Bloom (NWIB) competition and 14 It’s Your Neighbourhood Awards, thanks to the hard work of volunteers and operational staff.

The 2022 North West In Bloom awards saw St Annes on the Sea in Bloom win both gold medal and joint category winner for the Best Large Coastal Resort along with Most Improved Entry, following a 2-year break from the competition for the group.

The Fylde Sand Dunes Project received recognition for all their work with a Level 5 Outstanding Its Your Neighbourhood Award for the 6th year in a row, and newcomers Blundell Road Senior Moments Hub were honoured with a Level 5 Outstanding, reflecting the work done by the group and volunteers to improve the well-being of those who attend.

Cllr Michael Sayward, Chairman of the Tourism & Leisure Committee, said: “This is a wonderful result, and it is delightful to see the dedication of our staff and volunteers rewarded with such a great number of awards. This recognition of their efforts is well-earned, 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 this year’s North West in Bloom winners in Fylde:

2022 NWiB Discretionary Awards:

Most Improved Entry – St Annes on the Sea in Bloom

RHS Small Parks Local Authority Gold Award – Lowther Gardens & Ashton Gardens

School Award – Lytham Hall Park Primary School

Environmental Quality Award – Elswick Village Green

Kieran Moss Award for Bedding Displays – Lytham War Memorial Gardens


2022 NWiB Awards:

Best Urban Community

Gold Medal & Category Winner – Ansdell in Bloom


Best Small Town

Gold Award – Freckleton in Bloom

Silver Award – Bloomin’ Warton


Best Village

Gold Medal & Joint Category Winner – Elswick in Bloom

Silver Gilt – Weeton in Bloom


Best Small Accommodation

Gold Award & Category Winner – Queens Hotel, Lytham

Gold Award – The Eagle at Weeton


Best Small Tourist Attraction

Gold Award & Category Winner – Lytham Hall Kitchen Garden, Apiary & Garden Hub


Best Small Village

Gold Medal – Little Eccleston in Bloom


Best Large Coastal Resort

Gold Award & Joint Category Winner – St Annes on the Sea in Bloom

Best Small Coastal Resort

Gold Medal & Category Winner – Lytham in Bloom


Best Large Village

Silver Gilt Award – Staining in Bloom

Silver Gilt Award – Wrea Green in Bloom


2022 RHS: It’s Your Neighbourhood Awards

Level 2 – Improving

Wesley’s Community Garden


Level 4 – Thriving

The Links Pub, St Annes

Friends of Squires Gate Station

Friends of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Garden


Level 5 – Outstanding

Fylde Sand Dunes Project

Shepherd Road Allotments

Blundell Road Allotments Senior Moments Hub

St Nicholas Church, Wrea Green

Friends of St Annes Station

Friends of Ansdell & Fairhaven Station

Friends of Lytham Station

Friends of Newton Community Park

Park View 4 U


5 Year Award

Friends of Ansdell & Fairhaven Station


Highly Commended

St Annes Litter Pickers


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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