South & South East in Bloom Awards 2019

Swanley enjoyed a multiple award winning event at this year’s South & South East in Bloom award ceremony.

The award is part of Britain in Bloom and runs annual competitions to find the best Villages, Towns, Cities, Parks, Parishes, Town & City Centres, Urban Communities and Business Improvement Districts.

Swanley Town Council were entered into four categories, incredibly winning in all.

The Town Centre retained a silver award.

Swanley Park Nature and Wildlife Reserve was entered for the first time and won silver gilt for the small conservation area of the year award.

Swanley Park was also entered for the first time and won the prodigious title of silver gilt for large park of the year.

Finally, Swanley Recreation Ground won a first honour, receiving the silver award for common of the year.

Park Director Ryan Hayman said ‘It is an honour to collect these awards in front of industry experts and some of the best Parks in the country.

To go from winning one award to four is remarkable and credit must go to our staff for all their tireless efforts’.

The Town Council are always making improvements to the open spaces of Swanley.

However, not all open spaces in Swanley are the responsibility of the Council.

It is hoped that going forward the Town Council would be able to assume responsibility for additional open spaces within Swanley, on the back of the continued success of our parks.