On Monday evening the Sittingbourne in Bloom Committee held its annual prize-giving evening in the URC Hall, Central Avenue.
Councillor George Bobbin, the Mayor of Swale, presented certificates and trophies to gardeners in ten different categories.
Malcolm Moore, Chairman of Sittingbourne in Bloom, said the town should be proud of the high standards achieved by many of its gardeners this year. Their combined efforts added colour and beauty to many of our residential and commercial areas and made a significant contribution to the town's entry in the Large Towns Group of the South and South East in Bloom competition, the results of which will be received on 17th September.
The first prize-winners were:-
Spring Front Gardens:
Mr & Mrs D Butters, 1 Cobham Avenue
Summer Front Gardens
Mr & Mrs M Amos, 1 Brambledown Place
Summer Pots and Containers
Mr & Mrs J Anderson, 20 Church Road, Murston
5 & 6 Hobart Gardens (Mr & Mrs Hotham and Mr & Mrs E Watson)
Bournes Funeral Directors
Homebase, Mill Way Retail Park
Churchill House, Portland Avenue
Public Houses and Hotels
The Red Lion, High Street
Best Floral Display
20 Church Road, Murston