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Hertford in Bloom winners announced

PUBLISHED: 08:33 30 July 2010 | UPDATED: 17:39 20 February 2013

Hertford Town Council has announced the winners of the Hertford in Bloom Allotment Competition 2010, and congratulated the winners of the Bloomin' Schools competition.

Hertford Town Council has announced the winners of the Hertford in Bloom Allotment Competition 2010, and congratulated the winners of the Bloomin Schools competition.

The Mayor, Councillor Brenda Haddock, Councillor Nicholas Wilson, Vic Hobson of Mudlarks Community Garden and the Councils Allotment Officer spent a day visiting the many nominated allotment plots and had a difficult decision to pick the winners.

Carl Wakes is the 2010 winner of the FC Sparks Memorial Cup, which rewards his hard work at his Cromwell Road Allotment. Liss Watson, David Willis, Roger Bastable, Mr & Mrs Miles and Mr & Mrs Dyer will all receive Certificates of Commendation. All winners will also receive prizes sponsored by Riverside Garden Centre.

Prizes will be presented to the winners at the Community Services meeting on September 6.

The Town Council also supported the Bloomin Schools Competition, organised by Riverside Garden Centre for local schools. Councillors Dr Linda Radford and Peter Ruffles joined David Beaumont, Head Gardener of Hatfield House, and Russell Jeffrey for the judging.

Councillor Dr Linda Radford, Leader of the Council, said, It was lovely to see the enthusiasm the children have shown for their gardens, and the inspiration and originality of some of the designs was outstanding.

All schools that entered the Bloomin Schools were placed in at least one of the six categories: Best Floral Welcome to School (First prize: Hertingfordbury Cowper), Best Kitchen Garden (Hertford Heath), Best Flower Garden (Widford), Tallest Sunflower (Widford), Tallest Sweetcorn (Mill Mead). Other schools taking part were: Kingshill Infant School, St Josephs, Hollybush, Priorswood, Tewin Cowper, and Sacred Heart).

The Mayor of Hertford will host a reception in September for representatives from the schools, during which she will present the children with prizes and certificates to take back to their school.


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