NANTWICH has won a silver-gilt award in this year's
Britain in Bloom competition - and a Community Pride award.
Nantwich in Bloom received the award in a ceremony at Chester Racecourse on
Nantwich had been put forward for the
National Britain in Bloom awards because of the high standards the town had set
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.
of Champions in the national award was Nottingham.
West in Bloom awards will be known on October 7.
about the work carried out by the Nantwich in Bloom Committee can be found
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.