TETBURY swept the board at the annual Heart of England in Bloom competition scooping several awards to add to the trophy cabinet.

The Cotswold town won its fifth consecutive gold award; category winner for the best small town; the Subaru community achievement award; the overall winner title and has been nominated for the prestigious Britain in Bloom campaign 2011.

Deputy mayor Kevin Painter said that judges were particularly impressed by the sustainable planting schemes. In particular those on the roundabout at the Cirencester entrance to Tetbury and in St Mary’s churchyard.

The town was also praised for its new planters and paved area around the historic Market Hall; the residential gardens of Cookspool; the exceptional levels of grass maintenance; the overall cleanliness; and the impressive turn out and support from all ages.

Sue Hirst, team leader of Tetbury in Bloom said she was absolutely delighted, not just for the team but for the whole community.

"Without their support we wouldn't have achieved the success we have," she said. "Our team of volunteers work hard to ensure that the town's floral displays and open spaces look their best all year round and to be recognised in this way is truly wonderful."