Horley Town Council has won two awards in the South and South East in Bloom Awards.
The council received a Silver Gilt Award for the town centre for the third year and, for the fifth year running, a Silver Gilt Award was won for Horley Recreation Ground, both areas receiving much improved marks.
The judges said town councillors ‘have a passion about their town centre and the fact that councillors use their own time to litter pick and inspect play equipment is to be commended’.
The Mayor of Horley, Cllr Richard Olliver, who picked up the award on behalf of the town said: “I was very pleased to again receive two Silver Gilt Awards and I was delighted that our marks improved. My thanks go to all those who keep our town centre and open spaces looking so splendid.”
The town council will be holding its own awards ceremony for the Horley in Bloom in a new photographic competition.
As the sponsor of Horley in Bloom Barrett Homes is displaying all the entries at its marketing suite at The Acres near Langshott.
Mike George, chairman of Horley in Bloom, said: “It really is a great collection of photographs on display.
“As part of the competition rules, photos had to been taken within the parish of Horley; under those guidelines, what our adult and young photographers have discovered and captured in our local area is fantastic.”
The judging will take place at Regent Hall, Horley on Friday September 27. Winners and runners up have the chance to win cash prizes up to £200.