Double the joy as Caistor wins two top prizes

Celebrations: Caistor in Bloom
Celebrations: Caistor in Bloom
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Caistor has two very big reasons to celebrate - not only has the town picked up a silver gilt at Britain in Bloom, it has won a coveted ‘best kept’ title.

Caistor in Bloom members worked hard throughout the year to win East Midlands in Bloom’s ‘best large village’ 

And now judges at Britain in Bloom have been impressed too.

They have awarded Caistor a silver gilt medal with a gold in the community participation category.

If that was not enough, Caistor is also officially the best kept market town in Lincolnshire, having won the tough Campaign to Protect Rural England 

Caistor in Bloom chairman Deborah Barker is delighted at the news.

She said: “For best market town we tried really very hard this year.

“And best large village is the most difficult category in Britain in Bloom.

“It’s great the judges (Britain in Bloom) have recognised all the hard work the community has put in, it’s 

“They said a lot of really kind things about Caistor - we were really close to gold, the standard was very high.

“I’m confident we will win gold eventually.”

Caistor’s achievement at Britain in Bloom is even more impressive as this year is the first time it has been entered into the competition.

The judges’ report stated: “As first-time UK finalists, the Bloom group, which amazingly was only established in 2009, has made great strides in improving the overall environment, harnessing every section of the community, in a wonderful 

“No one could be in any doubt of the commitment of this Bloom community. A fantastic effort by all.

“With sustained effort Caistor will be no stranger to the UK finals in the years