Bloom efforts win praise.
Knaresborough was praised for its hard work and the efforts put in by local townspeople for this year's Yorkshire in Bloom contest.
Although the town did not win the Small Town Category in which it was entered for the Spring competition, the judges were pleased with Knaresborough's efforts which marked the return of the town to the competition after an absence of two years.
The judges report stated that "A bright start at Knaresborough House showed some lovely spring flower beds but there needed to be more colour on the High Street between there and the excellent containers and floral beds in the Gracious Street area."
Their report noted good environmental features in Mackintosh Park with cycle ways and paths and Conyngham Hall was recognised for its great entrance and good landscaping with 'commendable recreation facilities.'
The judges felt Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre had unique environmental features but more needed to be made of the town's attractive gardens, school grounds and more floral input from the business sector.
Knaresborough Post 21st May 2004
Editorial - Knaresborough Post 21st May 2004
A word of praise for the hard working team behind Knaresborough's efforts in this year's Yorkshire in Bloom Spring Contest. We may not have won the category for which we were entered but we're back in the competition, the summer judging is yet to come and great effort has been made to ensure Knaresborough in back on track.
Come the summer, all businesses, schools, community venues and local townspeople should get behind the campaign to ensure Knaresborough looks at its very best.