Sittingbourne’s green fingered gardeners celebrate success
On Monday evening The Sittingbourne in Bloom Committee celebrated the horticultural achievements of Sittingbourne’s residents and community groups.
The annual prize-giving evening took place at Borden Grammar School where Councillor Mrs Lesley Ingham, the Mayor of Swale, presented certificates and trophies to gardeners in nine different categories.
The first prize-winners were:-
|Spring Front Gardens:||Mr & Mrs A Kitney, 23 Roonagh Court|
|Summer Front Gardens||Mr & Mrs M Amos, 1 Bramble Down Place|
|Summer Pots and Containers||Mr & Mrs J Anderson, 20 Church Road, Murston|
|Paired Gardens||5 & 6 Hobart Gardens (Mr G Turner and Mr
& Mrs E Watson)
|Public Buildings||Holy Trinity Church Garden, Dover Street|
|Small Retail/Commercial||Bournes Funeral Directors, East Street|
|Residential Homes, Public Houses and Hotels||Regis Gate Extra Care Scheme, North Street|
|Best School||The Oaks Community Infants School|
|Best Floral Display||Regis Gate Extra Care Scheme, North Street.|
South and South East in Bloom Special Awards for Care of Community Spaces were made to Paul Allam of Eden Village and to Dave Eldred of the Bob Fowler Community Allotment and a Special Award for Community Service was made to the Friends of Milton Creek Country Park.
The prize-giving evening marked the end of a very successful year for Sittingbourne in Bloom. The Committee has just heard that it was awarded Silver Gilt in the Large Towns Group of the South and South East in Bloom competition (narrowly missing getting Gold) and the Committee Secretary, Brenda Moore, received the accolade of South and South East in Bloom Community Champion.
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 success in the South and South East in Bloom competition.