Fylde’s army of volunteers and staff has landed the borough 25 honours in the annual North West in Bloom (NWIB) competition and 12 Its Your Neighbourhood Awards.

Last week’s NWIB awards saw St Annes on the Sea win a gold medal and the category for the Best Large Coastal Resort along with Little Eccleston in the Best Small Village Category in only their second year. Whilst Elswick in Bloom have secured their place in the national Britain in Bloom competition next year for the Best Village entry.

This is the first year that ‘Art in the Community’ has been an award in the competition and the Mural at Staining was the first to be awarded this.

Below is the full list of this year’s North West in Bloom winners in Fylde:

2019 NWiB Discretionary Awards:

The Environmental Award for Local Authorities – Fylde Borough Council – Staining

Art in the Community – The Mural at Staining

RHS Parks Awards

Small Parks –

Gold Medal & RHS Parks Award – Ashton Gardens, St Annes

Gold Medal & RHS Parks Award – Lowther Gardens, Lytham


2019 NWiB Awards:

Best Caravan Park

Silver Gilt – Lamaleach Caravan Park, Freckleton


Best Retail, Commercial & Business (small)

Gold Medal – Lytham Festival Hub, Lytham


Best Caravan Park

Silver Gilt Medal – Lama leach Caravan Park, Freckleton


Best Small Accommodation

Gold Medal – Queens Hotel, Lytham


Best Large Accommodation

Gold Medal & Category winners – Braxfield Court, St Annes


Best Small Tourist Attraction

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


Best Large Coastal Resort

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


Best Small Village

Gold Medal & Category Winner – Little Eccleston in Bloom


Best Village

Silver Medal – Weeton in Bloom

Silver Gilt – Treales, Roseacre & Wharles in Bloom

Gold Medal & Category Winner – Elswick in Bloom


Best Large Village

Gold Medal – Staining in Bloom

Gold Medal – Wrea Green in Bloom


Best Small Town

Silver Gilt – Bloomin’ Warton

Gold Medal – Freckleton in Bloom


Britain in Bloom 2020 Nomination

Village Category – Elswick in Bloom


Chair of Tourism & Leisure Committee for Fylde Council Cllr Cheryl Little commented “It is such a pleasure to see the participants from various organisations, groups and of course volunteers in the community who presented their premises with such enthusiasm receiving well-deserved recognition. I believe residents will be proud to witness Fylde’s huge achievement in all categories”