In Bloom & Allotments Awards Evening 2023
Published: 18 October 2023
Bognor Regis in Bloom & Allotments Awards Evening 2023
Held on Thursday 12th October, the first combined Bognor Regis in Bloom & Allotments Awards Evening enjoyed a jolly evening of laughter and celebration at the Shore Community Church on Victoria Drive.
In a shake up to the usual festivities, it was great to see so many entrants, sponsors and guests from both the In Bloom competition and the Town Council-owned allotments join with members of the Bognor Regis in Bloom Working Group and Allotments Sub-committee in celebrating the wonderful achievements of our local residential and business gardeners.
We had a fantastic turn out from this year’s entrants, which included children and staff from South Bersted C.E. School, Bersted Green Primary School, and The Edward Bryant School, who all received a warm welcome from Cllr John Barrett and Town Crier, Mrs Jane Smith, and our hosts for the evening: Bognor Regis In Bloom Chair Margaret Huntingdon, and Allotments Sub-Committee Chair Cllr Phil Woodall.
Also in attendance were the Chair of Arun District Council, Cllr Alison Cooper, representatives from the sponsors, and members of Bognor Regis Town Council.
Margaret Huntingdon, Chair of the In Bloom Working Group gave the closing speech that included a call for more volunteers to join the Group. Anyone interested should email the Bognor Regis in Bloom Committee Clerk: email@example.com or call: 01243 867744.
A huge thank you to our category sponsors, to the In Bloom Working Group, our allotments tenants and to everyone who took the time to enter this year’s competitions.
Best kept front garden: Sponsored by ‘Dimensions Hair Design’
107 Marshall Avenue
Best residential balcony, window box, hanging basket or container: Sponsored by ‘Arundel Trophies’
1 Northcote Road
Best business frontage (to include window boxes, hanging baskets, etc.): Sponsored by ‘Bognor Regis Chamber of Commerce & Industry’
Butlins Bognor Regis
Best neighbourhood, street, locality or residents association, sheltered or residential accommodation: Sponsored by ‘Peter Baldwin & Co Accountants’
Best sustainable and environmentally-friendly planting: Sponsored by ‘Bonito Lounge’
Hotham Park Lodge Garden
Best garden or vegetable plot designed and looked after by a child, up to and including 11 years of age: Sponsored by ‘The Tivoli Group’
Bersted Green Primary School – Children’s Garden
Best vegetable plot at a school: Sponsored by ‘Biffa Green Waste Club’
Bersted Green Primary School
ALLOTMENTS AWARDS: Sponsored by Gardner and Scardifield
Best kept plot on the original site
Plots 12C and 12D
The Roy Gristwood Shield for best use of an allotment
The Sharon Stubbings Award for the best kept plot on the re-established site
Most improved plot on the original site
Most improved plot on the re-established site