Sutton has received a Silver Gilt award for the eighth year in succession for its borough entry into the London in Bloom competition.

In the annual London in Bloom awards five council-maintained parks performed particularly well. Beddington Park, Cheam Park & Rec, The Grove Park and Oaks Park all secured Silver Gilt awards in the Large Park of the Year categories, while Manor Park achieved a Silver Gilt award in the Park of the Year category.

blooms_origThe parks won the awards because of their cleanliness, the quality of their facilities, and their value to borough residents and the environment.

London in Bloom Best Front Garden Award winners Michael and Audrey Fawcett were presented with their award by the Mayor of Sutton, Cllr Richard Clifton, at a reception in the Mayor’s Parlour. From left, Deputy Mayor Steve Cook, the Fawcetts holding their award, Deputy Mayor Nali Patel, and the Mayor, Cllr Richard Clifton