Two awards in the floral towns contest

Best Town in the North West award 






Civic dignitaries, members of Nantwich in Bloom Committee, representatives of townspeople and staff of Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council make up this picture taken on The Square. They are people who helped in the Britain in Bloom success and are posing for photographers from the local press. (See the full list of names below).



NANTWICH has won a silver-gilt award in this year's Britain in Bloom competition - and a Community Pride award.

   Representatives of Nantwich in Bloom received the award in a ceremony at Chester Racecourse on September 24.

   Nantwich had been put forward for the National Britain in Bloom awards because of the high standards the town had set in 2007.

   Nantwich was the only town in Cheshire to be in the Britain in Bloom finals.

   We have already won a silver and then a silver-gilt national award in the past, but this year we were going for gold in the Year of the Garden.

   Nantwich also won a Community Pride award from Cheshire Community Action, sponsored by Shell UK, Stanlow (Cheshire). 

   Congratulations to all concerned in this latest achievement.

   The two awards, together with a certificate for the Community Pride award, were shown to press photographers in The Square on Monday, September 29.

   The Nantwich in Bloom contingent were led by the Chairman, Alderman Doug Butterill. Also present were Nantwich Town Council Chairman, Cllr Keith Cafferty and the Leader of Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council, Cllr John Hammond. Borough Council officials were present



because of the work the council did in town - as were various townspeople who had played a part in making the town look good for the visit by the Britain in Bloom judges.   

   Alderman Butterill said the award was not about Nantwich in Bloom, but the people of Nantwich.


lThe Champion of Champions in the national award was Nottingham.


lThe North West in Bloom awards will be known on October 7. 


Articles about the work carried out by the Nantwich in Bloom Committee can be found here.


Front row: Malcolm Smith (partly hidden) Nantwich in Bloom Committee; Cllr Keith Cafferty, Chairman of Nantwich Town Council; Ald Doug Butterill, Chairman of Nantwich in Bloom; Janet Marks (partly hidden), Cynthia Hancock, and Jean Hallam, all Nantwich in Bloom; and Penny Butterill, Chairman Nantwich Transport Group.

Centre row: Susan Healy, Nantwich in Bloom; Glyn Ollier, Assistant Parks Manager; Cllr John Hammond, Leader of Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council; Caroline Yoxall, Borough Street Cleansing Supervisor; Sue Hughes (partly hidden), Nantwich in Bloom; Amanda Callus, Eden Lingerie, Cocoa Yard; and Cllr Norma Simpson,  Nantwich Town Council.

Back row: Charlie Griffies, Assistant Parks Manager; Charles Clewlow, Pepper Street butcher; Kenny Everall, Town Centre Warden; James Thompson, Riverside Project Officer; Kathy Mason, Town Centre Warden; and the Rev Peter Chantry, Rector of Nantwich.

The Best Town in the North West






Nantwich won the Best Town in the North West award at the North West in Bloom ceremony in Liverpool on October 7.  

   Said Doug Butterill: "I'm pleased to say the silver plate is coming home!" This is the sixth time that the award has been held by Nantwich.

   The awards were shown at a press photo call on Monday, October 13. Pictured here are Doug Butterill (Chairman, Nantwich in Bloom) with the Community Pride Award, Connie Jones (Secretary, Nantwich in Bloom) with the North West award and Cllr John Hammond (Leader of Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council) with the Britain in Bloom Silver-Gilt Award. Flanking them are Mark Hulme (Charge Hand Gardener, Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council) and Cllr Keith Cafferty (Chairman of Nantwich Town Council). 

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