The team behind Sodbury in Bloom have been rewarded for their hard work by receiving the top mark for the area.

At an event on Thursday the team were recognised with a GOLD standard in the Champion of Champions category.

The group also won an award for Outstanding work on the community garden in the area.

On the Sodbury in Bloom Facebook page a short statement read: "Thanks to all members and friends, local people and businesses, sponsors and donors.

"What a great team effort everyone."

Judges came to visit Chipping Sodbury in July, with volunteers working extra hard to maintain the flowers and plants in the area after the scorching temperatures throughout the summer.

The area won the Ayre Cup last year which meant that the town was marked as one of the top nine in the RHS South West in Bloom competition.