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Rugbeians invited to be part of Britain in Bloom success 

Rugby residents have been urged to back Rugby’s bid for Britain in Bloom glory.

Rugby in bloom judging 2018
Judges met volunteers from Integrated Support Solutions when they visited in summer 2018. Published Monday, 21st January 2019

Rugby secured a prestigious place in the finals after striking gold at the 2018 Heart of England in Bloom Awards – winning the small city category and crowned overall winner. And now the borough knows that it will be competing against Bury, Derry, Harrogate, Kirkaldy and Loughborough.

This year’s contest promotes a “year of green action”, promoting opportunities for residents to get active in green spaces and enjoy their local environment.

While residents are free to enjoy their countryside, parks and open spaces at any time, the first formal opportunity to get involved is to take part in the Great British Spring Clean, which takes place between 22 March and 23 April 2019. Community groups, businesses, organisations and individuals can commit to litter pick a space near them, using equipment provided by Rugby Borough Council.

Later in the year applications for the Rugby in Bloom contest will open, with categories for gardeners of all ages and experience.

Cllr Lisa Parker, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for environment and public realms, said:

Rugby in Bloom brings our communities together to make the borough a brighter, better place.

And with hundreds of volunteers contributing thousands of hours of their time last year alone, it’s about much more than floral displays.

With our place in the finals of Britain in Bloom, I'd encourage everyone to play a part in making the borough look blooming marvellous.”

Anyone interested in sponsoring floral displays in the borough or taking part in the Great British Spring Clean can call Rugby Borough Council’s parks and grounds team on (01788) 533706 or email

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