Britain in Bloom 2017

Britain in Bloom 2017

Ponteland was delighted to receive a Silver Gilt award in the prestigious Britain in Bloom competition at the awards ceremony held at the Venue Cymru in Llandudno on Friday 27th October.  This is the first time Ponteland has been invited to enter in the competition and was entered in the small town category along with Bothwell, Randalstown, Uppingham and Wareham.  Randalstown and Uppingham both won gold and were joint category winners.

Ponteland was represented by the Clerk to the Town Council, Kath Mavin, former Councillor Mrs Joyce Butcher and Iain Clough, the Town Council’s gardening contractor.  The presentation was made by Iolo Williams a Naturalist, TV presenter and writer.

The Town Council would like to thank everyone who was involved in the preparations for the competition including the contractors, Iain Clough, Michael Champion, Jim Scott, Derek Sherlock and Calum Sherlock.  They also want to express their appreciation to all of the businesses who sponsored the competition, volunteers and Councillors who helped out during the months leading up to the competition and everyone who put so much work into their own displays.

A big thank you must go to former Councillors Robin Ramsay and Joyce Butcher.  Despite standing down from the Council in May of this year, they volunteered to help with the competition and put in many hours of work.  It all paid off and Ponteland should be very proud of the result.


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