Banbridge was declared Best Town and Scarva received the top slot for Best Small Village at the Ulster in Bloom awards last Tuesday.
Speaking at the results ceremony which celebrates the finest horticultural talent in Northern Ireland, John Trethowan, Chairman of Translink, declared: “We would like to thank and congratulate all our 2013 Translink Ulster in Bloom participants for their hard work and dedication. We would also encourage more people to get out and about by bus or train to explore some of these beautiful places,”
DUP MP David Simpson, and MLAs Stephen Moutray and Sydney Anderson have congratulated both Banbruidge and Scarva on the win.
In a joint statement they said, “We were delighted to hear the news of Banbridge having come first in the Town category of this year’s Ulster in Bloom competition, and Scarva Village on their win of 1st place in the Small Village category.”
“It is always a pleasure to drive through our local towns and villages and see them in bloom during the summer period. Banbridge and Scarva have excelled in their achievements.”