NANTWICH in Bloom - the local group of
amateur gardeners that
keeps the town looking its best - is used to winning awards in
the Britain in Bloom annual competition. That's a mark of their skills rather
than a boast.
Now, they were declared one of the winners of this year's Salt of the Earth
an event at the town's Civic Hall in April.
The awards, which have been running for three
years, recognise and celebrate the unsung heroes of
Nantwich, and are decided, and presented, by the Nantwich
Mayor. With many nominations, the Mayor and a
committee had a difficult task of choosing who should
receive awards. In fact, some awards had two winners there
were so many deserving to win them
At the ceremony, the Mayor
was joined by compere Chris Radford of The Cat Community
Radio and Yvette Robinson, Head of International at South
Cheshire College, sponsors of the event.
One of nine groups and
individuals to win an award, Nantwich in Bloom won the
Outstanding Organisation award - shared with Melody Makers,
a group who perform at least twice a week in nursing homes,
hospices and day care centres.
Nantwich In Bloom group give up many hours to make the town attractive and their hard
work and efforts - backed by Ansa, the Cheshire East
Council-owned business - have won the best town award on numerous
Information supplied by Sheryl Birtles, Nantwich
Town Council's Marketing Manager.
The Mayor of Nantwich, Cllr Andrew Martin, with members of
Nantwich in Bloom, Tony Percival
(Chairman), Sue Sherwood (Committee) and Mark Betteley
(Vice-Chairman and Treasurer) and the award.
Picture courtesy of Paul Compton of Nantwich
See more about Nantwich in Bloom on the
Nantwich Town Council website