BREAKING NEWS: Caistor wins East Midlands in Bloom’s best large village title

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Caistor has scooped the best large village title at this year’s East Midlands in Bloom competition.

Months of hard work has paid off and Caistor has picked up a gold award - and won a special judges award for community engagement.

And the awards did not stop there - Kirton Lindsey won a bronze award, also in the large village category.

The 2013 East Midlands in Bloom awards presentation is being held at the Grand Central in Skegness this afternoon.

This year 55 community groups from across the East Midlands region entered the competition.

Each of the entries was judged during July on horticultural expertise, the maintenance of the local environment and the involvement of all sectors of the local community.

The haul of awards this year includes 12 gold, 20 silver gilt, 17 silver, four bronze and two certificates of achievement.

Special awards are also presented to communities to highlight outstanding achievements in cleanliness, conservation, horticultural excellence, the best front garden and business premise.

East Midlands in Bloom chairman Jeff Bates said: “It is very pleasing to see that there is growing interest from communities to work together and improve quality of the environment where they live.

“The awards show that high standards are being maintained and there are many examples of projects that have delivered long lasting improvements.

“We are also very grateful to our commercial sponsors who support the Bloom and enable us to inspire local groups and individuals within our region.”