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September 14, 2005
Award for organiser of Burnham and Highbridge's Britain In Bloom bid

Dave Perrett, the co-ordinator of the Burnham and Highbridge In Bloom groupDave Perrett, the organiser of Burnham and Highbridge's entry into the annual Britain In Bloom competition, was celebrating this week after receiving a prestigious award.

The green-fingered organiser, pictured right, was presented with the Alf Crouch Memorial Trophy for outstanding effort at the 2005 Britain In Bloom awards ceremony at Hestercombe House Gardens, near Taunton.

He told the Weekly News, which has been running a campaign to promote Burnham's entry in the competition that it was a proud moment, adding: "I don't know how I feel - I've gone all pimply. We only usually get a bronze certificate. We have never won a bit of silverware before."

The celebrations continued as Highbridge received a South West In Bloom Certificate for the SWTA Cup and Burnham picked up a bronze in The Sargent Cup. Other local winners are shown below.

.Burnham and Highbridge In Bloom Awards 2005:

Winners in Burnham and Highbridge were...

Group of houses: Mr and Mrs D Emery and Mr D Whiteman, Burnham Rd, Highbridge

Hanging baskets: Mrs A J Read, Brunels Way, Highbridge

Balcony: Mrs D Hall, Mendip Way, Burnham

Window boxes: Mrs J Faulks, Conway Crescent, Burnham

Containers: Mr D Whiteman, Burnham Rd, Highbridge

Unusual containers: Mrs J Faulks, Conway Crescent, Burnham (bird cage)

Front gardens: Mrs D Bunyan, Clover Way, Highbridge

Hanging baskets (commercial): Lighthouse Inn, Mr K Holman

Best overall (commercial): Home Farm Holiday Village, Mrs G Atkinson

Unusual containers (commercial): St John's School, Highbridge, Mrs J Faulkes (musical instrument)

Shop window: Tickle Your Taste Buds

Nursing homes: Kathleen Chambers House, Berrow Road

Public Houses: Dunstan House, Love Lane, Burnham

Garages: GH Tyres, Mr Ham

Schools - wheelbarrow competition: St John's Highbridge

Schools - painting (best overall of three groups): St Joseph's Burnham

Schools - best overall floral displays: St John's Highbridge

Schools competition: Up to six, daffodils: Samantha Loomie (St Joseph's, age 6); Ae 7-9, Primroses in the countryside: Tawnie Radford and Haley Derry (St John's age 9); Primroses in the countryside: 1 Ollie Cogger (St Joseph's, age 10).


Burnham-On-Sea gets a splash of colour for Britain In Bloom


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