Nantwich in Bloom Committee
Chairman, Doug Butterill, and his wife, Penny, receive Nantwich's Britain in
Bloom award from BBC television personality, Matt Baker
NANTWICH has become the holder of a Silver-gilt
award in the Best Town in the UK category in the nationwide Britain in
Bloom Competition AND a Gold award for the best town in the North West in Bloom
The awards mark the efforts of the
Nantwich in Bloom Committee to brighten the town florally in two separate annual
The silver-gilt award in the Best Town
category (North West) came in the annual Britain in Bloom competition organised
throughout the UK in 2012 by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). Members of
the Nantwich committee travelled to Guernsey to receive the award.
There were six categories in the
North West section - best city, best large town, etc - with Oldham
winning a silver-gilt and category award. There were 37 silver-gilt
awards in all, and 24 gold medals.
The Champion of Champions
award went to the large village of Broughshane in County
Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Awards in the competition
were presented by BBC Television presenter - "The One
Show" and "Countryfile" - Matt Baker in a ceremony held in
St Peter Port, Guernsey,
There were 72 finalists in the competition,
chosen from 1,200 UK community garden champions. Of these, 450 were
represented at the awards presentation ceremony.
A team of 14
volunteers judges, led by the chairman of the RHS Britain in Bloom
UK Judging Panel, Roger Burnett, toured the UK in July and August
finalist. They came to Nantwich on August 3.
is a result of the work put in by the Nantwich in Bloom Committee, a
task they carry out every year. The committee acknowledges the
support they get from the Cheshire East Streetscape service.
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It's gold in the North West
THE Gold award in the North West in
Bloom awards was received by Nantwich in Bloom Committee members in
a ceremony in the Conference Centre in Southport.
Pictured are: Doug Butterill (Chairman), Sue Hughes (Secretary),
Connie Jones, David Smith and Tom Deans (Committee) and Mark
Betteley (Treasurer). On the right is the guest
of honour for the evening,
Stephen Lowe from Radio Lancashire, who presented the awards.
Also among the winners were
Richmond Village, Nantwich, who received a Gold award as the best
residential home. The best large village was Audlem who received a silver award thanks to the efforts of Audlem
District Amenities Society and local people, businesses and
organisations. The best small town award went to Willaston who received a silver-gilt award.
Picture by Mike Coleran
The awards that went to commercial premises
COMMERCIAL premises in Nantwich were judged by Margaret Thrower
on behalf of Nantwich in Bloom.
The winners were:
Gold awards: Peter Wilson Fine Art
Auctioneers, Market Street; Barrington Cooper Taylor, Barker Street; and Nantwich Chiropody Clinic,
Silver awards: Hall, Smith and Whittingham,
Dysart Buildings; D&D Tyres, Beam Heath Way; and Churche's Mansion, Hospital Street.
Bronze awards: Crewe and Nantwich Physiotherapy
Clinic, Princes Court, Beam Heath Way;
Nantwich Veterinary Group, Crewe Road End; and Ozfit Physio, Welsh Row.