Canterbury has achieved a Silver and a Silver Gilt award in the South & South East in Bloom competition in recent years and this year we want to re-enter and see if we can win GOLD! Why is this important, though?
- The impact on the city for visitors, residents, customers and businesses. There is a lot of research that indicates that places that look better, especially when decorated with flowers, perform better, even for those businesses that aren’t based on serving visitors to the location.
- It is about having another ‘hook’ to make people want to come and then come back, as well as to tell their friends what a lovely place Canterbury is.
- It is about working across the city with partners in a way that forges better relations all round: between the business community and residents; between residents and the Council’s parks and gardens contractor, Serco; and between the education providers and the businesses.
Watch this space.