Group wins gold award - for the ninth year
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.
"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.”
"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 Nantwich benefits greatly from all their hard work and
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.
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
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).