This year Mid and East Antrim had two entries in the finals of the RHS Britain in Bloom competition. Ballymena competed in the large town category and Cullybackey in the large village category. A delegation of Council and community representatives and attended the awards ceremony on Friday 27 October in Llandudno, North Wales.
The Mayor was delighted to accept a Silver Gilt award on behalf of Ballymena, along with PJ McAvoy from Ballymena BID, and accept a Silver Gilt award on behalf of Cullybackey along with Bertie McNeilly from the Cullybackey Community Partnership. Ballymena was also nominated for the RHS Special Award for Conservation and Wildlife - a great achievement.
The RHS judges were very encouraging and offered a great deal of positive feedback regarding both entries.