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Julie collects East Grinstead champion title

6 October 2015

Personal recognition for the driving force behind East Grinstead in Bloom was the icing on the cake of another trophy-laden visit to the South & South East in Bloom awards.

Julie Mockford declared herself “very, very, very pleased” to receive a community champion award. As chairman of East Grinstead In Bloom, she was described in the citation as someone who has “brought about considerable improvement in her town and created a community that now challenges for the highest awards”.

The community feel is what it’s all about for Julie. “It’s the taking ownership, and the pride that comes with it,” she said. “Then you have people talking, sharing knowledge.”

As well as It’s Your Neighbourhood, she takes a particular interest in getting schools on board with gardening projects.