29th September 2017

Paddington Wins Gold!

We are over the moon to announce that PaddingtonNOW BID has won the Business Improvement District Award and a Gold Award at London in Bloom 2017.

PaddingtonNOW worked with local businesses, communities and council members to achieve a wonderful improvement on last year’s Silver Gilt Award, showing year on year success and enhancement.

London in Bloom Judge Mark Wasilewski not only recognised the BID’s work but was overwhelmingly impressed by the contribution of the community saying:

“There is a huge amount of, and a high standard of, floral decoration throughout the BID. This includes not only the BID hanging baskets and planters but it is tremendously encouraging to see local businesses adding their own flair”

The Judges highlighted the BID’s focus on air quality through Clean Air Action Days, it also mentioned the well maintained public garden spaces, railing planters and window boxes. It noted the park furniture and signage as being well maintained and the level of litter, graffiti, dog fouling and fly posting as being low.

Thank you to all the individual businesses who took part in making Paddington a horticulturally recognised, environmentally conscious leader.