Dundee Wins Big At Britain In Bloom Awards

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Dundee has received a hugely prestigious award at the 2015 Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom Awards on Friday night (October 16).

Dundee took home the overall City Category at this year’s awards. It had been in the running alongside Norwich and Oxford.

Judges also gave Dundee a Silver Gilt Award and noted that the quality of green spaces in the city were exceptional and well maintained.

Dundee City Council's Environment Convener Councillor Craig Melville said: “It is a tremendous honour for Dundee to have been invited to represent Scotland in the City category of the Britain in Bloom final.

"Many months of work went into Dundee’s entry and I would particularly like to thank all the staff and partners that have been involved.

“We are delighted that these efforts have been recognised with this prestigious award.”

The University of Dundee also picked up the Environment Award for its recycling efforts.

Dundee City Council and local residents worked hard in preparation for these awards. The council has an ongoing campaign to motivate city residents to help in the effort to prevent litter, dog fouling, chewing gum, fly-tipping and graffiti from blighting neighbourhoods.

Take Pride in Your City is designed to maintain and improve the city’s record for cleanliness, and persuade people to support positive behaviour to enhance the city’s green reputation.

More information on Take Pride in Your City can be found at www.dundeecity.gov.uk/takepridedundee

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