Dates for your Diary:

Judging will take place  on the 6th July in Sittingbourne and 7th July in Faversham

It's Your Neighbourhood  judging will be between 26th June and 14th July

(Groups will be advised individually by SSEIB)

SSEIB Awards will take place on Wednesday 20th September

at the Copthorn Hotel, Effingham (near Gatwick).

The South, South East in Bloom Awards 2016

Wednesday 14th September

At Ferneham Hall, Osborn Rd, Fareham PO16 7DB

South and South East in Bloom

                Swale winners 2016                       

                    Large Town                              

Sittingbourne in Bloom                                                 Silver Gilt

Faversham in Bloom                                                               Gold

Small Town

Queenborough and Rushenden in Bloom                         Silver Gilt

 Community Champion

        Brenda Moore - Sittingbourne in Bloom      


 Outstanding Contribution    

Alan Phillips- Queenborough and Rushenden in Bloom 


It’s Your Neighbourhood Awards


                                   Friends of Westbrook Stream Group, Faversham                                Advancing                                    

  Millfield  Allotment Association, Faversham                                        Outstanding

  Faversham Abbey Precinct , Faversham                                                Outstanding

  Friends of Abel’s Acre, Faversham                                                         Outstanding

  The Abbey Physic Community Garden, Faversham                             Outstanding


                               Country Parks                                                        

Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park, Faversham                 Gold     

Milton Creek Country Park, Sittingbourne                                   Gold  


 This horticultural and environmental campaign, sponsored for many years by Southern Water, covers a large region: Kent, East and West Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight.

In Swale, Doddington, Faversham, Queenborough & Rushenden and Sittingbourne have all participated successfully in this prestigious competition, the most communities in any Borough in Kent, and all have benefitted from doing so.

Awards:  The awards available are Gold, Silver Gilt, Silver and Bronze

The results are announced at a celebratory event in September at a large venue where entrants from across the region gather to hear how they have  fared. 

As well as meeting and sharing the experiences of like-minded people at this event, each entrant leaves with a considered and detailed judges' report with ideas on how the entry, and consequently the whole community can be improved in the future.