Barnsley is celebrating its growing reputation in the Yorkshire in Bloom awards. The borough has received a staggering 23 awards this year including category winner for Carlton Marsh Nature Reserve.
The results follow a visit from the Yorkshire in Bloom judges earlier in the year where they assessed a number of green spaces, squares and gardens across Barnsley.
Along with a bunch of awards, special mentions were also given to Oxspring Primary School, which received a discretionary award for ‘Outstanding Small Community’ and Wortley Hall Garden for their conservation efforts.
Barnsley’s results in full were:
- Barnsley Council – City Centre Award – Silver Gilt
- Barnsley Hospice – Charitable Organisations – Gold
- Elsecar Park and Nature Reserve – Country Houses Parks and Gardens – Gold
- Carlton Marsh Nature Reserve – Public Open Spaces – Platinum (Category Winner)
- Cannon Hall Museum and Gardens – Country House, Parks and Gardens – Silver Gilt
- Churchfields Peace Gardens – Public Open Spaces – Gold
- Tankersley Manor – Large Hotels – Gold
- Friends of Cudworth Park – Public Open Spaces – Gold
- Friends of Monk Bretton Park – Public Open Spaces – Gold
- Friends of Monk Bretton Memorial Garden – Public Open Space - Gold
- Friends of Thurnscoe Park - Public Open Space – Gold
- Friends of Wilthorpe Park – Public Open Space – Silver Gilt
- Friends of Wombwell Cemetery – Public Open Spaces – Gold
- Royston Canal Club – Public Open Spaces – Silver Gilt
- Clean Green – Green Moore Parish Council - It’s Your Neighbourhood – Level 5 Outstanding
- Cudworth Environmental Group - It’s Your Neighbourhood – Level 5 Outstanding
- Dodworth Environmental Group - It’s Your Neighbourhood – Level 4 Thriving
- Oxspring Parish Council - It’s Your Neighbourhood – Level 5 Outstanding
- Robert Street Community Allotment - It’s Your Neighbourhood – Level 5 Outstanding
- Royston in Bloom - It’s Your Neighbourhood – Level 4 Thriving
- Wortley Hall Wall Garden - It’s Your Neighbourhood – Level 5 Outstanding
- Oxspring Primary School – Youth Enterprise Award – Gold
- Birkwood Primary School - Youth Enterprise Award – Silver Gilt
- Discretionary Award for Outstanding Small Community – Oxspring Primary School
- Discretionary Award for Conservation – Wortley Hall Garden
Cllr Jenny Platts, Cabinet Spokesperson for Communities, said: “We’ve had another fantastic year for Yorkshire in Bloom. The awards are testament to the dedication and hard work put in by our parks team, volunteers and community groups who give countless hours of their free time to keep Barnsley looking its best.
"I want to congratulate all of the places and people who received the well-deserved awards. I’d also like to give a special mention to everyone involved in the entry for Carlton Marsh Nature Reserve which received category winner – a huge well done to you all.”