Usk has won its class in ‘Wales in Bloom’ again in 2010, its
29th success in the competition. The town was awarded a
Silver Gilt award this year, recording 165 points out of a
possible maximum of 200, 44 ahead of its nearest rival. The
judge, Jennie Judd, in her report commented on “the
excellent community participation in the Usk entry and the
passion and desire seen to improve the local environment”.
She also praised floral displays, residential gardens and
environmental work viewed on her tour of the town and the
outstanding work done at the school and elsewhere in Usk to
encourage young people to be involved in ‘in Bloom’ and
John Evans, Chairman of ‘Usk in Bloom’,
said that this year’s win was very much a team effort and
thanked volunteers, gardeners and sponsors who had all
contributed to the town’s success.