Group wins gold award - for the ninth year

December 2019

Nantwich in Bloom - Working for the enviroment

A NANTWICH IN BLOOM PAGE 

 

Information and images supplied by Sheryl Birtles, Nantwich Town Council's Marketing Manager


NANTWICH has been presented with the top prize of Gold in the Town Category of the Britain in Bloom Awards.

   For the ninth year running, the hard work and dedication has paid off with the town being presented with an award at the North West in Bloom awards ceremony in Southport.

   Britain in Bloom is no longer just about spectacular floral displays. Gardeners are increasingly having to respond to the changing climate, declining pollinator numbers and plastic waste and more communities are galvanizing people around these issues to bring about positive change.
   Nantwich is a fine example of what can be achieved, with judges commenting “The judges were pleased to see your efforts to move towards a more sustainable and wildlife friendly form of planting.

    "We noted your increased use of insect pollinator-friendly plants. Also, more use of perennial plants. We thought your theme for “Bees and Butterflies” in the town centre was particularly successful.”
   They continued: “It was clear from the start that the entry displayed all that is best with Britain in Bloom.

   "There is an enthusiastic and committed group of volunteers who are driving the project forward and each and everyone is to be congratulated onwhat has  been achieved. It is obvious that the town of Nantwich benefits greatly from all their hard work and

endeavours.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Nantwich in Bloom committee members with their Bees and Butterflies entry on judging day in Nantwich. To the left are the judges and to the right are the Mayor of Nantwich, Cllr Arthur Moran, the Mayor's Consort, Cllr Carole Thomas, and the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Pam Kirkham.  Pictured far left is Sue Hughes with her award at Southport.

   The Mayor of Nantwich, Cllr Arthur Moran, added "This is  a tremendous accolade for the town and I wish to take this opportunity to thank all the Nantwich In Bloom volunteers for their hard work, as well as the continuing support from Ansa, Nantwich Town Council staff and, of course, Nantwich Litter Group.”

 

THE team’s success didn’t stop at one award. Sue Hughes, a Nantwich in Bloom committee member for around 15 years and Secretary for 10 years, received an

 

 individual award for Outstanding Contribution to Nantwich in Bloom. Originally, Sue was involved working with the gardeners at Richmond Village and also worked with Alderman Doug Butterill (former Chairman of Nantwich in Bloom) and Connie Jones (Assistant Secretary).
   This was a well deserved award and a complete surprise to Sue!
 Congratulations.

 

Nantwich in Bloom Committee wins a 2019 Best

Kept Stations award

Nantwich in Bloom index | Greenspaces South Cheshire CIC | Nantwich Civic Society | Nantwich Partnership | Nantwich Litter Group

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