18.11.22: Our IYN Neighbourhood groups are Blooming wonderfully.

‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ groups, known as IYNs  aim to bring members of the community together to make a positive change  to the place in which they live, work or  spend their leisure time. 

Groups are asked to focus on three main themes – community participation, environmental responsibility and gardening achievement.

While groups are not judged against each other they are all visited by britain in Bloom experts who assess them, give feedback and offer helpful advice.

The idea is to extend the ‘in Bloom’ ethic to  to areas that have been neglected or to new areas that aspire to improving  their local environment. 

The Neighbourhood awards  are non-competitive, welcoming  groups taking the first steps to community regeneration and based on  the assessment  visit, each group will receive an RHS ( Royal Horticultural Society) certificate of achievement ranging from Grade 1 Establishing to Grade 5 Outstanding. 

11 of Exmouth’s IYN entries were assessed to be Outstanding this year, 

2 more, narrowly missing out on the top grade, received Level 4 Thriving. 

Huge congratulations go to them all.

If you know of, or are starting a Community Project  to improve your locality in Exmouth, do contact Exmouth in Bloom and consider entering it as an IYN in 2023.

Bystock Pools and Mindfulness Trail  Level 5 OUTSTANDING

Community Gardening Hub ( Pound Lane Allotments) OUTSTANDING

Kingston Road Community Project OUTSTANDING

Lambeth Walk Local Community Project OUTSTANDING

Littleham C of E  Primary School OUTSTANDING

Madeira Bowling Club OUTSTANDING

Manor Lodge Care Home Level 4 THRIVING 

Plastic Free Exmouth OUTSTANDING



Scott Drive Church Garden OUTSTANDING

Summerleaze Care Home level 4 THRIVING

The Swan Project  OUTSTANDING

The Waterwheel OUTSTANDING

Credits and thanks for sections of text to Camilla Bassett-Smith for Live24seven