Food Festival given 'highly commended' award
Burnham-On-Sea Food & Drink Festival was recognised for its
hard-work and achievements at the Royal Bath & West Show this
week where the festival had been shortlisted for The Prince of
community award is run by the Royal Bath & West of England
Society and the Duchy of Cornwall to recognise those which have,
through their own initiative, brought about improvements to the
lives of the rural population in a sustainable manner.
judge Allen Cotton, Council Member at the bath & West of England
Society, led the prizegiving and announced that the festival would
receive a 'Highly Commended' accolade. "The competition was
very close this year and we felt that we had to recognise the
impact and diversity that the Food & Drink Festival brings
to its home town," he said.
judge Rt Revd Peter Price, ex-Bishop of Wells, continued: "We
have never awarded a runner-up, or second place before, but the
standard of the ultimate winner, the Exmoor Youth Club, and the
Food & Drink Festival was so high we all agreed that both
deserved recognition. By awarding this Highly Commended certificate
we hope that the Burnham-On-Sea team feel encouraged to continue
to develop their fantastic festival."
director Beverley Milner Simonds said: "To have been shortlisted
for this award was amazing and to come back to Burnham with a
Highly Commended was a cherry on top of the May festival cake."
Sarah Milner Simonds, Lord and Lady Fellowes, and Bev Milner Simonds
at the Royal Bath and West Show prizegiving