Barnsley is blooming once again.

Barnsley’s reputation in the Yorkshire in Bloom awards continues to grow. The borough has received a blossoming twenty-eight awards this year including; category winner for Team Green Moor in the small village category. They also won joint best overall village and Best New Entry. Oxspring Primary School secured category winner for the Young Peoples Award, and Carlton Marsh achieved a Platinum award and was crowned joint Best Conservation project.

The awards follow a visit from the Yorkshire in Bloom judges to Barnsley earlier in the year where they assessed a number green spaces, squares and gardens across Barnsley.

This year Barnsley has achieved a record number of awards, all thanks to the hard work of local groups and volunteers.

Barnsley’s results in full were:

Team Green Moor Small Village    Gold (Category winner)
Barnsley Hospice Charitable Organisations     Gold
Tankersley Manor Large Hotels  Silver Gilt
Carlton Marsh Nature Reserve Parks, Gardens, & Cemeteries  Platinum
Churchfields Peace Gardens Parks, Gardens, & Cemeteries    Platinum
Friends of Wombwell Cemetery Parks, Gardens, & Cemeteries   Platinum
Friends of Cudworth Park Parks, Gardens, & Cemeteries     Gold
Elsecar Park & Nature Reserve Parks, Gardens, & Cemeteries Gold
Friends of Monk Bretton Park Parks, Gardens, & Cemeteries Gold
Friends of Monk Bretton Memorial Garden Parks, Gardens, & Cemeteries Gold
Friends of Thurnscoe Park Parks, Gardens, & Cemeteries   Gold
Friends of Wilthorpe Park Parks, Gardens, & Cemeteries   Gold 
Royston Canal Club Parks, Gardens, & Cemeteries  Gold
Dearne Valley Country Park Parks, Gardens, & Cemeteries Silver Gilt
Friends of Locke Park Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries  Silver Gilt
Barnsley Main Heritage Group RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood   Level 3 Advancing
Cudworth Environmental Group RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood     Level 5 Outstanding
Grimethorpe War & Miners’ Memorial RHS Its Your Neighbourhood  Level 2 Improving
Highgate Community Allotment RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood    Level 2 Improving
Loxley Community Garden RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood  Level 5 Outstanding
Owd Martha’s Yard RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood Level 4 Thriving
Robert St Community Allotment RHS It’s your Neighbourhood  Level Outstanding   
Royston in Bloom RHS It’s your Neighbourhood     Level 4 Thriving
Wortley Hall Wall Garden RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood  Level 5 Outstanding   
Oxspring Primary School Young Peoples Award      Gold(Category winner)
Birkwood Primary School Young Peoples Award   Gold
Gooseacre Primary School Young Peoples Award       Silver
Milefield Primary Community School Farm Young Peoples Award Silver

Cllr Jenny Platts, Cabinet Spokesperson for Communities, said: “I am so proud that Barnsley has achieved such wonderful results this year. It's a testament to the hard work of local groups, volunteers and parks teams.”

“I want to thank everyone who took part and congratulate all the places and people who received these well-deserved awards. I’d also like to give a special mention to Team Green Moor and Oxspring Primary School which received category winner, and also to Carlton Marsh who received joint best Conservation project – a huge well done to you all.”

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