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Mid and East Antrim In Bloom

Ulster in Bloom

Photograph of a woman watering some flowers

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has celebrated the areas success in the 2016 Translink Ulster in Bloom Competition in which we scooped five award titles.

2016 Translink Ulster In Bloom Competition

This year's competition attracted 156 entries with Mid and East Antrim seeing winners in:

  • Large Town - Ballymena
  • Small Town - Ahoghill
  • Large Village - Cullybackey
  • Most Improved - Cullybackey
  • Community Rail Halt - Whitehead

Whitehead resident, Bill Pollock, who is part of Brighter Whitehead also won the Ulsterbus Tours Community Champion award.

The borough also had runners up in:

  • Town - Larne (2nd place)
  • Small Town - Whitehead (joint 2nd place)
  • Community Rail Halt - Greenisland (2nd place)

Congratulations to all involved!

The 2016 Translink Ulster in Bloom Competition was officially launched on June 21 in Ballynahinch, Co Down.

The Awards encourage cities, towns and villages right across Northern Ireland to look their best, boosting civic pride through beautiful plant and floral displays.

The 38th year of the annual horticultural competition has attracted 124 entries representing all local council areas as well as 32 bus and train stations.

Competition categories include: Small Village, Large Village, Small Town, Town, Large Town, City, Roses in Towns, Special Awards for Outstanding Presentation, Ulsterbus Tours Community Champion, Community Rail Halt, Floral Station and Most Improved.