A summer full of flowers in Torbay was celebrated at the 2014 Bay Blooms awards at the Riviera Conference Centre at the end of September.

Pride in Brixham were once again singled out for the exceptional standard of their voluntary projects around the town and won:

  • First in the Community Project category
  • Best Overall award for Brixham
  • Special Commendation for Sylvia (member of PIB)

This added to their earlier success in the Britain in Bloom/South West in Bloom Awards where they earned a Gold Award in the pennant class Town to City and a Gold Award plus the Michael McGahey Award in the Exceptional Community Effort category.

Afterwards, Mary Thomson commented “Certificates, medals, 2 cups and a large shield at the moment we are all 10 feet tall. Please pass on our thanks to everyone, who helped with the success Brixham has had with these two Competitions. 

“I hope any traders that were reluctant to join in will hear of these achievements and realise that if everyone takes responsibility and pride in their own shop frontages, (a sweep and a bucket of water at the end of the day) not just at the time of the competitions but everyday from now, we could develop a beautiful Brixham which would benefit us all”.