Awards included one for the chairman

  August 2010                                                                                                                                           NANTWICH IN BLOOM PAGE 





Doug Butterill (left) receives the Dutton Medal from the Chairman of Nantwich  Museum Trust Ltd, Robert Stones

          Picture courtesy of Nantwich Museum









Three Community Pride awards, won by the

town , adorn the entrance to the Museum.


DOUG Butterill is used to collecting awards in his capacity as Chairman of Nantwich in Bloom. But it was for that very work - as head of a committee of dedicated people who keep the town blooming - that he received a personal award.

   At the 2010 AGM of Nantwich Museum Trust Ltd, he received the Dutton Medal for services to the community, an award created by Nantwich medallist, Ron Dutton, in memory of his parents Walter and Ada Dutton.

   Each year, Ron produces another copy of the original which is then inscribed with the name of the latest recipient.    

   Doug received the medal, and a cheque, from the Chairman of Nantwich Museum Trust Ltd, Robert Stones, who referred to Doug's "huge contribution" to the town's outstanding achievement in regional and national competitions.

    Visitors to the town were bowled over by the number and quality of "floral adornments", Robert said, adding that Doug was often seen weeding, planting and dead-heading plants in flowerbeds and


committee, saying that he was particularly pleased with the regeneration of the town's railway station and the award they had won for that. He appealed for volunteers to help with gardening who, he said, were always needed.

   Doug's work doesn't stop with Nantwich in Bloom. His role in the former Nantwich Riverside Project continues in Greenspaces South Cheshire (UK) CIC which has taken over the work on the banks of the River Weaver. Doug is the Company Secretary.

   Doug is also a member of Nantwich Mill Hydro Generation Ltd, a group aiming to provide electricity generation facilities in the Mill Island area. And he is a tree warden.

   For his work on Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council - including terms as Mayor and Deputy Mayor - he was made an Honorary Alderman, and he has also been a member of Nantwich Town Council.


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   The work of all members of the Nantwich in Bloom committee in winning the awards was mentioned by Doug who said the medal was for them as much as himself. And he referred to the role of the Secretary, Connie Jones, in Nantwich in Bloom.

   He mentioned the work carried out by the