London in Bloom is a campaign and competition where boroughs, communities, residents and businesses work together to improve the environment of London to make it a greener, cleaner place to live, work and visit. 2015 was the first time Better Bankside, BOST and Southwark Council entered in the Urban Community category.
The judges, who visited on a rainy July morning, were shown a range of sites across Bankside, being managed and maintained by each of the three partner organisations. Better Bankside’s Urban Gardener showcased her work at greening Bankside’s streets and pavements, while BOST were able to present some of their community spaces, including Crossbones Graveyard.
The judges commented: ‘The team have put in a really strong entry, exemplifying its neighbourhood credentials with a tour of projects and gardens. With so much to see and a community passionate about their own patches, it was touch and go to get around to see it all!’