Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois attended Rayleigh Baptist Church recently when he helped to give out awards to winners in the Rayleigh in Bloom competition, which is part of the wider Anglia in Bloom contest between towns across the East of England.
Rayleigh was awarded a silver gilt prize in Anglia in Bloom for producing a very high standard of flowers and plants around the town during the spring and summer of 2016. In addition the team from Holy Trinity Church were awarded a special gold award for all the work they have undertaken to make floral improvements in the churchyard over the last year or so.
A number of local winners, including several schools in the town, also won awards for their own contributions to making Rayleigh look so inviting for residents and visitors alike. Speaking about the Rayleigh in Blooms awards Mark Francois said:
“The townsfolk of Rayleigh work hard to make their town look attractive each year and again this has been acknowledged by the Anglia in Bloom judges. I was particularly pleased to hand out the gold award for churchyards to the gardeners at Holy Trinity who have done so much to make the churchyard and carpark look so pretty for all to see. I would like to commend all the award winners for their efforts and for the contribution they have made to our community.”