Derry to enter floral competition


Derry City Councillors have given the go ahead for the city to be nominated in the RHS Britain In Bloom 2015 competition.

The move was endorsed at this week’s meeting of the Environmental Services Committee.

In a report, the committee was told that as a result of the city’s success in the 2014 Ulster in Bloom competition, a request has now been received from the NI Local Government Association for approval to put the city forward again in the Small City category.

“This is a prestigious national award with entries being nominated from the winners of the various regional ‘In Bloom’ competitions,” the report states.

“Over the years the city has achieved success in this competition; of note being a Small City winner in 2005 with a Silver Award, a Small City winner in 2011 with a Silver Gilt Award, and a Gold Winner in 2013.

“This year the city attained a Silver Gilt Award standard.”