Blooming brilliant! ABP sponsors Immingham in Bloom for third year running

June 3, 2016

 Head of the Immingham in Bloom committee, Councillor Stewart Swinburn shakes hands with Port Manager for Grimsby and Immingham Mike Sellers at the unveiling of the National Armed Forces Day display

The Town of Immingham is hoping to strike gold once again as it enters this years’ In Bloom competition. Last year the town took the top spot in the East Midlands in Bloom event.

Today it was announced that for the third year running, Associated British Ports (ABP) will be the town’s main sponsor, supporting Immingham’s In Bloom team all the way.

The Britain in Bloom campaign, run by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) encourages communities to come together to transform their town, city or village into vibrant, colourful and bee-friendly natural works of art.

The campaign was introduced to the town in 2009 after the successes of neighbouring Grimsby and Cleethorpes In Bloom their achievements sparked interest from an enthusiastic community of Immingham and with the help of Immingham Town Council the seeds were sown and Immingham in Bloom has grown stronger each year.

Head of the Immingham in Bloom committee, Cllr Stewart Swinburn said: “This year is going to be our most busy and exciting as we have been nominated to represent the East Midlands in the prestigious Britain in Bloom competition.

Stewart continued: “We have designed and installed new floral displays this year and without the support of ABP as our main sponsors we would not be able to do all of these things that we feel are vital to our goal of improving the town of Immingham for the benefit of the community and visitors.”

Each year, the floral displays are themed around a particular topic and to celebrate National Armed Forces Day coming to the region, it has been decided that this years’ display will represent the town’s support for the nation’s armed forces.

Following Immingham’s previous horticultural achievements, ABP Port Manager for Grimsby and Immingham Mike Sellers is delighted to be involved in this years’ competition.

He said: “It’s great to see the town come together and produce something that everyone in the locality take pride in. Immingham has such a strong community spirit and here at ABP, we feel privileged to be a part of it.”

The aim of the In Bloom competition is to encourage the improvement of community surroundings through the imaginative use of trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping. It also aims to achieve a litter free and sustainable environment.