Green-fingered individuals from King's Lynn were last week rewarded for their efforts at a joint prize presentation ceremony for the annual allotment awards and the King's Lynn in Bloom front garden competition.
Judges were once again faced with some tough decisions as the standards demonstrated were very high.
Cabinet Member Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds explained: "I've been involved in the allotment awards for many years, and every year I am amazed at how creative and productive people are in their allotments. We've been really impressed by what people have achieved."
Judging for the allotment awards took place last month and the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Elizabeth Watson, presented the awards and certificates to the winners at a special presentation on Thursday night.
Winners of the King's Lynn in Bloom front garden competition were also presented with their certificates. Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, added: "We've seen some simply stunning front gardens this year. It can really give the local community a lift when they see a welcome splash of colour in a beautiful garden that someone has obviously worked hard on. I'm really pleased that we are able to recognise people's efforts in this way."
Judging for the King's Lynn front garden competition was carried out earlier this month by members of King’s Lynn Horticultural Society, who will be holding their Annual show in South Wootton village hall on 20 August.
FRONT GARDEN COMPETITION WINNERS
1st Mrs L Dent, 20 Albert Avenue £100
2nd Mr & Mrs Jolley, 67 Tamarisk £50
3rd K Marshall, Russet House, Low Road £25
2011 BEST KEPT INDIVIDUAL ALLOTMENT
1st Plot 1243 Old Gala Ground Mr D Jolley
2nd Plot 180 Drakes Field Stan Macijauskas
3rd Plot 172 Drakes Field Gordon Smith
4th Plot 981 Sharpin’s Field Melvin Fisher
Joint 5th Plot 1221 Old Gala Ground Margaret Woodford
Plot 960 Sharpin’s Field Jane Fryett
The prizes for the above are as follows:
1st Jermyn Cup, £40, Certificate of Merit and a Cup to keep
2nd Tom Stokes Cup, £30, Certificate of Merit and Commemorative Glass Plaque
3rd Cup, £20, Certificate of Merit and Commemorative Glass Plaque
4th £15 and Certificate of Merit
Joint 5th £5 each and Certificate of Merit
2011 BEST BEGINNER
1st Plot 1229 Old Gala Ground - Bill Jolley (£10, Certificate and Cup)
Joint 2nd Plot 1392 Wardles Chase - Gillian Whomes (Certificate)
Plots 1919, 1919A, 1920 & 1920A Ferry Road, West Lynn - Maxine Elliott (Certificate)
Highly Commended Beginner Certificates: -
Plot 1940B Ferry Road, West Lynn - Tracy Wells
Plot 1464 & 65 Wardles Chase - Peter Harrod
Commended Beginner Certificate:-
Plot 58 Gaywood Park - Jegor Kozyrev
2011 BEST BEGINNER ON THE NORTH LYNN SITE
Winner = Plot 3301 - John Mendham
(The Betty Barton Cup and a Cup to keep)
2011 BEST SELF-MANAGED ASSOCIATION SITE
1st Drakes Field - £50
2nd Sharpin’s Field - £35
3rd Old Gala Ground - £25
4th Winfarthing Avenue - £15
Sharon Fettes, added: "Keeping an allotment continues to be a popular pastime, and in these times of rising food prices many people are turning to their allotment as a source of great value fresh vegetables. Demand for allotments continues to be high and we have very few vacancies on our sites. If anyone is interested in taking on an allotment they can contact me direct on 01553 616273."
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