Ponteland wins gold again at Northumbria in Bloom

Ponteland In Bloom volunteers with the Best Town gold award

Ponteland In Bloom volunteers with the Best Town gold award

A superb effort by the Town Council and various local organisations and volunteers has seen Ponteland secure its best ever result at the Northumbria In Bloom awards.

The village collected four gold awards and a silver gilt at a ceremony at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland presented by local TV celebrity John Grundy and hosted by BBC Radio Newcastle’s Garden Mania presenter Marian Foster, who hails from Ponteland.

The awards received were:

  • Best Town – Gold (Ponteland)
  • Grounds of care homes – Gold (Athol House)
  • Sports grounds – Gold (Ponteland Bowls and Tennis Clubs)
  • Allotment associations – Gold (Prestwick Allotments)
  • Public houses and hotels – Silver Gilt (The Diamond Inn)

Meanwhile Mary Short was one of five shortlisted in the ‘Outstanding contributions to Northumbria in bloom by private individuals’ category for her work at Athol House.

A great effort by all involved – workers, volunteers and funders.

 
 

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