E.Midlands in Bloom Silver Award for Burgh
A presentation to celebrate the occasion of Burgh's Silver Award in the E.Midlands in Bloom competition was held in the W.I. Hall on Saturday 17th September.
Cllr Dave Fenton welcomed everyone and explained the nature of the competition whereby the villages,towns and cities in the E Midlands area are judged on a completely independent basis - points are awarded on horticultural, environmental and community activity involvement categories.
Each entrant,town village or city, decides on a route that the judge will be taken on an appointed date (this year was on Wed 6th July) and thanks were expressed to Malcolm Ringsell at the windmill judge's afternoon tea reception
in July and also thanked volunteers who had played a significant contribution in their various ways.... Len & Margaret Spooner prolifically grow herbs which are given away to local passers by, David Poole James Dixon, for grass cutting Dave Hewison, who donated the entrance to Burgh gates and also made a generous donation for the Tinkers Green project and Barry Wattam who made the public benches recently installed in the town and Jim Moss who has assisted in a practical capacity.
In addition to Burgh receiving the Silver Award and The Ulimate Special Award for the town acheiving the most improvement there was also The Judges Environmental Award which went to Middlemarsh Wetlands, The Special John Constable MBE Awards which went to Mr & Mrs Peltell for the best front garden.
The Spar window display, courtesy of Kate Garrard,(the window elaborate display is constantly changing not just a competition feature) and a Silver Gilt award went to The Fleece Inn for their rear garden.