Judges at the South and South East in Bloom Awards have praised Crawley’s Let’s FACE It! scheme as “one of the best examples anywhere”.
Crawley was awarded gold in the small city category at a ceremony in Tunbridge Wells on Wednesday (September 11).
In addition to the gold award, residents in Boswell Road, Tilgate, Bolney Court in Bewbush and Three Bridges Forum competed against each other in the Champion of Champions section of the It’s Your neighbourhood Awards.
All received certificates and Boswell Road received a Certificate of National recognition.
Describing Crawley’s achievements, the judges at the ceremony said: “Say ‘community’ and you say Crawley Borough Council.
“The Let’s FACE it! scheme born out of Bloom is one of the best examples anywhere.
“The number of voluntary hours is a typical example of community commitment.”
Let’s FACE It! stands for Focus Action for Crawley’s Environment and was launched in 2005.
It supports local people and businesses in improving their environment in which they live and work through volunteering.
To get involved, contact Ruth Growney at the Town Hall via email@example.com or call freephone 0800