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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Nantwich  benefits greatly from all their hard work and endeavours.”  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.

 

The key to Nantwich in Bloom pages

Click on the links to view previous pages

October 2005: Beautiful town


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: Railway station adoption group award

June (1): Party after beacon is lit 

June (2): Beacon joins the chain - just

June (3): Pictures from the party

June (4): Hitch as beacon is relit

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 (updated October 2018)


April 2017: Awarded prize for the work they do

November 2017: Seventh time as gold award winners

July 2018: All out to win award again

November 2018: Now it's eight times . . .

 

 

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