Gold for town in North West in Bloom awards

 October 2013

Nantwich in Bloom - Working for the enviroment


NANTWICH in Bloom was awarded the Gold Medal in the Best Town category at the North West in Bloom presentation event at Southport Theatre and Convention Centre on Thursday, October 24.

   In addition to the gold medal, we were awarded the prestigious Biodiversity Award, donated by the Mayor of Preston.

   In the picture, right, Tom Deans, Chairman of Nantwich in Bloom, receives the Biodiversity award and the Gold Medal certificate from the Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Maureen Fearn. 

    The Biodiversity award is given to the town or area that is assisting the natural environment by creating wildlife habitats, and planting trees and wildflowers, etc.

    Although awarded to Nantwich in Bloom, the awards are also for the Town Council and the whole town from whom we have had tremendous support throughout the year.

   In particular, we would like to thank Greenspaces South Cheshire CIC, Jeff Stubbs, Doug Butterill and

James Thompson for their support and excellent work



at Coed Wen, the area managed with the help of local schools, next to the River Weaver in Shrewbridge Road.

   Thanks also to The Nantwich Litter Pickers, led by Joyce Webb (who attended the presentation), as well as Nantwich Civic Society and the Nantwich in Bloom

members who turn up week in, week out to assist with planting and weeding, etc.

   A special thanks should be given to Cheshire East Council horticultural staff, led by Charlie Griffies and Anthony Murray, for the exception quality of their planting and maintenance of beds and green areas around the town.

    We have, for a number of years, planted native trees created wildflower meadows adjacent to the river and have this year included wildflowers and herbs within

our  town centre planting.

   However, the work undertaken by the Greenspaces

team at Coed Wen has no doubt been the driving influence for this award. Again, many thanks to Jeff Stubbs and his team for their hard work and support.

   We now commence the preparations for winter



planting and preparing for next spring and the challenges ahead.


lAs in previous years, further success was enjoyed by Richmond Village, Nantwich, who won a gold award in the Best Residential Home category.

Mark Betteley,

 Vice Chairman, Nantwich in Bloom


lTHE village of Willaston, near Nantwich, won a silver gilt award in the Best Small Town category. The second year that it has done so.


Pictures: North West in Bloom / Mike Coleran Photography |



Connie Jones, Steve Otter (Cheshire East Council), Tom Deans (Chairman), Margaret Lavin, Mark Betteley (Vice-Chairman) and David Smith receive the gold award from the Mayor of Sefton.


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