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Businesses Blooming - Silver Gilt Award for Orpington 1st!

Added on: 30th September, 2019 by O1

Businesses Blooming - Silver Gilt Award for Orpington 1st!

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Tue, 1 October 2019

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Orpington 1st Business Improvement District was awarded Silver Gilt at this year's London in Bloom awards, in recognition of its horticultural efforts, business involvement and community engagement across a range of environmental projects.

The accolade was awarded in the Town Centre and BID category at a ceremony held at Mile End Park on 20th September. Bloom has been celebrating and recognising the passion Londoners have for greening our Capital city for 52 years, aiming to make Greater London a greener and more pleasant place to live and visit.

Along with the business community's floral displays, which judges felt made a major contribution to the look of the town, Orpington 1st's second entry into London in Bloom drew together a number of projects, including the Living Scarecrow Trail, waste management scheme, a World Ocean Day event, clean ups and graffiti removal.

A new addition to the town this year was the Pop Up Pallet Park, described as an innovative way of brightening up what was a drab, underutilised space.

Orpington 1st Executive Director Sharon Baldwin, said, "We are delighted to receive the Silver Gilt award. I would like to thank all the businesses and individuals who assisted with our entry this year and we look forward to continuing our work to enhance our town centre's Look & Feel for the benefit of all who use it. We have some great ideas for next year and we'll certainly be aiming to go one better, growing for gold!"

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Louise - 4 Oct, 2019 - 08:36AM

Congratulations Orpington 1st & much deserved. Let's hope we see the return of the Pop-up Pallet Park next summer!

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Norma Hiskey - 3 Oct, 2019 - 17:43PM

Well done Orpington 1st. I always comment on the lovely tubs of flowers in the High Street every time I walk there and admire how well they are looked after throughout the year.

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keith peter edwards - 3 Oct, 2019 - 14:49PM

well done to orpington 1st and all for all there good work.
and a big thank you to all those that did there little bit .it was great to see some shops putting out planters and flower pots, it goes to show what orpington can do and what a great place it is to live

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Martin Curry - 3 Oct, 2019 - 13:44PM


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Cllr Kim Botting - 2 Oct, 2019 - 09:22AM

Well done Orpington 1st staff & Orpington
Thatís brilliant news Congratulations & well done.

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