Town’s blooming best are rewarded

Sleaford In Bloom volunteers and award winners at the presentation event. EMN-141014-132515001
Sleaford In Bloom volunteers and award winners at the presentation event. EMN-141014-132515001

Sleaford in Bloom Committee held its annual awards event last Thursday at the home of chairman Ada Trethewey.

The event paid tribute to the contributions of various town businesses and organisations to the successful achievement of a Silver Gilt award in this summer’s East Midlands in Bloom competition, acknowledged by the volunteers of Sleaford in Bloom.

Award-winners were presented with certificates by Deputy Mayor of Sleaford Garry Titmus along with begonia plants, donated by the town’s Sainsbury’s store, which has chosen Sleaford in Bloom as their Charity of the Year.

Award-wining school garden went to William Alvey Primary School, presented to headteacher Stephen Tapley and staff responsible for the school garden Penny Borrill and Janet Fenton. The Commercial Premises prize went to Moore and Scrupps, received by David Dickinson, who is responsible for the window boxes. The best pub/restaurant award went to the Michael Norbury, manager of the Jolly Scotchman. Volunteer Alan Coulam collected the Voluntary Group award on behalf of the River Slea Clean Up Group and best Community Neighbourhood Garden went to Westgate Park - received by volunteer gardeners Pauline Hope and Carole Barrett.