They're the salt of the earth - officially

April 2017

Nantwich in Bloom - Working for the enviroment

A NANTWICH IN BLOOM PAGE 

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 awards at 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 hours of voluntary time 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 occasions.

 

l 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 Event Photographers

l See more about Nantwich in Bloom on the Nantwich Town Council website

 

 

 

Representatives of Nantwich in Bloom were back at the Civic Hall on May 11 at the Town Council's Annual Meeting.

After the ceremony to install Cllr Penny Butterill as the Mayor of Nantwich, the retiring Mayor (Cllr Andrew Martin) handed the proceeds of events he had arranged throughout the year to his chosen charities.

The Mayor is pictured with Mark Betteley (Vice-Chairman and Treasurer) and Sue Hughes (Secretary)  with a cheque for 936.71.

Other recipients were Nantwich Museum, Nantwich Players and St Luke's Hospice.

Picture courtesy of Nantwich Event Photographers

The key to Nantwich in Bloom pages

Click on the links to view previous pages

April 2008: So much in just a month

May: Bluebells, etc

June: Cocoa Yard, etc

July: North West in Bloom judges, etc

August: Margaret Thrower, and other matters

October: Apples, cheese and other thoughts

December: Riverside planting

Nantwich in Bloom awards 2008


May 2009: Station award

June: Fire cadets help out

June (2): Pupils plant small copse

June (3): A design for the town centre

July: A roundabout design - and the judges call in

August: Wiiners all over town

September: Community Pride awards

November: MP meets pupils at tree planting

December: Tree gift marks awards


March 2010: Award for Nantwich Station

 

March (2): Network Rail under fire

August: Award for Chairman

October: Cheshire Community Pride Awards


March 2011: Best Kept Station awards ceremony

March (2): Award plaque unveiled

March (3): Pupils help with tree planting

July: North West in Bloom judges visit town. 

October: Double for Bloom team

December: Pupils plant apple trees


March 2012: Station gardens award

April: Seeds for butterflies and bees

April (2): Wild flower seed sowing

April (3): Pupils visit the Village

June: Party after beacon is lit 

June (2): Beacon joins the chain - just

June (3): Award for station work

July and August: The judges call in

 

October: Two separate awards for town


February 2013: Community orchard honour

April: Now he has a new role

June: Societies get together to tidy up town

July: Judges in town

August: Our tribute to John Gerard

October: Gold award for town


January 2014: Committee plans for a new year

March:  Committee first winners of railway station award

June: Marking 50 years of Britain in Bloom

October: Gold award again


November 2015: Gold award - once again . . .!


August 2016: Invitation to sample orchard fruit


 

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