They're the salt of the earth - officially

April 2017

Nantwich in Bloom - Working for the enviroment


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 many hours 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

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