Awards ceremony held for Highbridge In Bloom winners
100 people filled Highbridge Community Hall on Saturday night
(October 13th) for the town's Highbridge In Bloom awards presentation
and trophies were handed out by Burnham and Highbridge Mayor Ken
Smout and Sedgemoor District Council's Vice Chairman, Peter Downing.
In Bloom's organisers Pam Lyes and Joyce Curtis received the town's
silver gilt award from Britain in Bloom judge Tony Moore, the
Mayor and Cllr Downing, right.
Moore praised Highbridge for its "strong community spirit"
and added that the Britain In Bloom contest "is not just
a flower competition - it's about the quality of the environment
and the community around it and Highbridge is to be commended
for all its work."
Your Neighbourhood' certificates were presented by Mr Moore to
groups including Walrow Fishing Lake, the Friends of Apex Park,
the Friends of Clover Way, General Higgins House, Southwell Crescent
Residents and Southwell House Memorial Garden.
a dozen residents also received Highbridge In Bloom awards for
displays in their gardens. The winners were Group of Houses: 1st
A Burridge, 2nd John Shattock; Hanging baskets: 1st Colin Selway,
2nd P Ford, 3rd Shirly Adams; Small front garden: 1st A Burridge,
2nd Myra Spice, 3rd R Northcombe; Large front garden: 1st Shirley
Adams, 2nd V Popham, 3rd T Searle. The allotments award winners
were 1st Paul Hocking, 2nd Mr Bamber, 3rd Mr Cave.
winners of the children's art competitions were named as Harriet
Hobbs, Lilli Chedzoy, Paisley Criddle, India Adams, Sommer Andrews,
Bobbie Theobold, Loren Tillam, Ruby Porter, Stephanie Archer,
Kaya Rosemary Hill, Rosa Saunders, Kieran Hicks, Kyran Fordham,
Josh Kirk, Sam March, Leannie Nicholls, Abigail Cooper, Kieran
Biddiscombe, Ewan Murdoch, Courtney Gibbs-Jones and Kane Tuplin.
Mayor's Cup was awarded to Harriet Hobbs, pictured above, who
won a national award in the Britain in Bloom competition for her
also presented a Mayor's Community Award to Highbridge In Bloom
for their work in bringing the community together, adding that
he'd been "incredibly proud and honoured" to represent
the town at the recent awards Britain In Bloom awards ceremony.
Lyes told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are delighted to have received
a silver gilt award and a Mayor's community award - it was a superb
evening and the team thank everyone who attended. Special thanks
go to Cllr Ken Smout, Cllr Peter Downing and Tony Moore for their
support along with everyone who entered this year. Our grateful
thanks also go to all our sponsors - particularly Isleport Foods
of Highbridge who sponsored the evening for us."
The residents with their trophies and certificates
Highbridge In Bloom committee with their community award
Allotments winner Paul
Hocking with residents winner Colin Selway
and Highbridge Mayor Ken Smout, Sedgemoor District Council's Vice
Chairman Peter Downing, Britain in Bloom judge Tony Moore and
bloom organisers Pam Lyes and Joyce Curtis