Wales in Bloom 2017

Pembrey and Burry Port Town Council was delighted to welcome many visitors from all parts of Wales on Thursday 14th September and Friday 15th September when two prestigious events were held at Burry Port Memorial Hall. The Council had the honour of hosting a celebratory dinner last Thursday night to mark 50 years of the Wales in Bloom competition. This was followed by the Wales in Bloom Awards Ceremony on Friday, when visitors were also given the opportunity of attending a short tour, taking in the highlights of Pembrey and Burry Port, including Pembrey Country Park and Burry Port Harbour.

The day was even more special as Pembrey and Burry Port was successful for the fourth successive year in winning the Town Category of Wales in Bloom, receiving a gold award. Also, following its entry to the School Garden class, Pembrey School attained success, being positioned in third place in this category. It was delightful to see pupils and staff from the school accepting this award, which was well deserved.

Many of the guests attending the events had not visited the area before and the Town Council is pleased to have received so many very positive comments and assurances that these visitors will be returning in the near future.

Town Mayor, Cllr David Owens commented “I am very proud of the effort and hard work of Councillors and staff, resulting in this success once more. This was a huge team effort, including local organisations, individuals and businesses. The Council is also very grateful to the generous sponsors of this year’s Wales in Bloom campaign.”