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The Results of the 2014 Prudhoe in Bloom Competition
All of our Prudhoe schools did really well in the annual Prudhoe in Bloom competition and our judges, Vivienne and Dean Readman of Hollybush Landscaping were so impressed with the improvements and changes made since last year. Teachers and pupils deserve to be highly commended for their gardening efforts and they all received gardening vouchers, donated by Tyne Valley Garden Centre at Mickley.
Mickley First School and St. Matthew's RC Primary School were JOINT WINNERS of the trophy, the full results can be viewed HERE.
We are very lucky in Prudhoe to have so many volunteers and unsung heroes who serve and shape the town in many different ways. Looking after church grounds is one of these and all of the churches entered into Prudhoe in Bloom are looked after by volunteers.
The overall winner of the church category was St. Mary Magdalene Church, with Our Lady & St. Cuthbert's Church as runner-up. The full results can be seen HERE.
The Business Category of the competition requires more entries, however those who entered into the spirit of it this year were delighted with their results and with the presentation itself. We hope more businesses are able to enter and look forward to celebrating their efforts. The results of the Business category can be seen HERE.
Residential gardens are grouped into the County Council wards of the Town; these are Mickley, Prudhoe North and Prudhoe South. In each ward we have prizes for 'best front garden' and 'best side/rear garden'. As well as the ward results, there is also an overall winner for BEST FRONT & BEST REAR GARDEN IN THE TOWN.
WARD RESULTS FOR BEST FRONT GARDEN
WARD RESULTS FOR BEST SIDE/REAR GARDEN
Mrs Vivienne Bolton has been our residential judge since the competition started in 2005 and this year she commented that many of the gardens visited were of an exceptionally high standard. The competition this year was very tight, with gardens achieving full marks, but all those entered enjoyed the community spirit of the event and continue to enjoy their gardens.
This year, the winner of the BEST FRONT GARDEN in the town was Mrs Ingram of Horsley View, West Wylam (Prudhoe South). The winner of the BEST REAR GARDEN in the town was Mr & Mrs Scott of Lime Grove, Castle Dene (Prudhoe North).
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
The Prudhoe in Bloom Committee: Nadine McGee, Jennifer McGee, Moira Wooldridge, Joan Russell, James Dobson and Peter Nevin
Our judges; Mrs Vivienne Bolton of Corbridge (residential and churches), Dean and Vivienne Readman of Hollybush Landscaping (schools), Peter Nevin and James Dobson (businesses).
Our photographer, Mrs Moira Wooldridge.
Tyne Valley Garden Centre at Mickley for sponsoring the School and Church competition.
Prudhoe Parish Hall and Coffee Morning for allowing us to use the hall for our presentation.
Finally, to everyone who has supported the competition, either by entering or attending the presentation.