Thornbury has again achieved good results at the South West in Bloom awards.

The town, which has won a gold medal at South West in Bloom every year since 2000, obtained the same result at this years ceremony on October 4.

Thornbury also scooped the Sargeants Cup awarded to the best town of their size.

14 Its Your Neighbourhood awards were also handed out to community gardening projects.

The Tree Strategy Group, the Community Garden , Christ The King Prayer Garden, the Federation Farmers at Crossways School, Morton Bridge Wildflower Meadow and Community Orchard, Litter Busters, Thornbury Tennis Club, the Holy Mowers, Friends Of Filnore Woods and The Chantry Community Garden all achieved the highest rank of outstanding.

Grace Lodge Gardens , the Sheiling School at Quaker Court and Daggs Allotments were all ranked as Thriving, the award's second highest rank.

The Butterfly Bank was given an Advancing award for new projects.

The Anchor in Lower Morton won a Gold Medal in the new Business,Leisure and Tourism class.

Personal achievements were also recognised on the night. Syd Philp, Thornbury in Bloom treasurer, received a special award for 26 years of service.

Thornbury in Bloom committee member Sue Aitken said: "Congratulations to absolutely everyone who has been involved in any way."

The committee also held their own awards ceremony on Sunday to celebrate those who had entered their gardens into their local competition.

This may not be the end of of Thornbury's awards. At last year’s event the town was named ‘Champion of Champions’ for the South West, propelling it into the national Britain in Bloom competition.

Results will be announced at a ceremony on October 19.

Already thinking about next year, Thornbury in Bloom are holding a fashion show tonight (Thursday, October 11) to raise funds for their next entry.

The show is taking place at 7.30pm at the M&Co store in the St Mary Centre.