HARD work to keep Gosport tidy has been rewarded after the borough scooped five awards at a regional Bloom contest.
Gosport Borough Council received awards from the South-East in Bloom competition, celebrating communities’ efforts to keep their neighbourhoods looking beautiful.
Alver Valley Country Park received a silver gilt award, as did Alverstoke; Crescent Garden was recognised as a gold small park; the Alverstoke Women’s Institute received a silver award for its work in Stanley Park, and Gosport and Lee-on-the-Solent received a joint silver award in the small city category.
Chairman of the council’s community board, Cllr Graham Burgess, said: ‘These awards show how hard the community works to keep the borough looking good.
‘The efforts of individual residents and community groups are critical to winning an award, and our success this year is a reward for their hard work and dedication to making the borough an attractive place to live, work and visit.’