Crystal Peaks shopping mall has won the prestigious Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award for the seventh year running.

And the centre has also picked up a special award for best conservation project in the annual contest that forms part of Britain in Bloom, the largest horticultural campaign in Europe.

Crystal Peaks Centre Manager Lee Greenwood commented: “To win a Gold Award for seven consecutive years is a clear indication of our commitment to making the centre as welcoming as possible for all our visitors.

“It is particularly pleasing to know that the many efforts we make towards conservation both at the centre and in the wider environment have received special recognition this year.

“Our congratulations go to the whole Crystal Peaks team for maintaining such a high standard of maintenance across all parts of the site – their pleasure and pride in their work is what makes these awards possible.

“And we know that our many visitors do appreciate the effort that goes into making the centre a Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award winner.”