Archive for September, 2014

Local Stars of Storrington In Bloom


On Thursday 18th September, entrants were invited to Squires Garden Centre for the annual Storrington In Bloom award ceremony.

We are pleased to announce the following winners in the 6 categories

Storrington Youth Group Wheel Barrow Challenge

Sponsored by The Village Florist Storrington

Voted my Staff at Waitrose

  1.   Chanctonbury Play Scheme
  2.   2nd Storrington Guides
  3.   The Messy Church

Community Area

Sponsored by Caremark

  1. Brewers Yard
  2. Bramber Avenue


Sponsored by Squires Garden Centre

  1. Gill Ions, Amberley Road Allotments
  2. Brian Frost, Ravenscroft Allotments
  3. Sue Denness, Amberley Road Allotments

with commendations to:

Charles Grayson, Amberley Road Allotments

Peter Bristow, Amberley Road Allotments

Tony Read, Ravenscroft Allotments

Best External Floral Business Dispay

Sponsored by Waitorse

Voted by residents of Storrington

  1. Vintage Rose
  2. Wood ‘N’ Pots ‘N’ Things
  3. The Old Forge

Best Business Window Display

Sponsored by Tribes Funeral Directors

Voted by residents of Storrington

  1. Oxfam
  2. Wood ‘N’ Pots ‘N’ Things
  3. The Village Florist

Best Front Garden

Sponsored by Squires Garden Centre

  1. John Butler, Melton Drive
  2. Carol Rawlings, Love Lane
  3. Brian Weir, Willow Drive

Commendation for best impact on the community went to:

Alex Spothforth, Manleys Hill


Big congratulations to everyone of our entrants on making our village such a beautiful place to live and Many thanks to our sponsors who make these awards possible.



Silver Gilt for 2014


On Wednesday 17th September 2014 six representatives from Storrington attended the South and Southeast In Bloom Award Ceremony.

With 3 categories entered we were amazed to come away with not 3 but 4 awards!!

St Marys church, Storrington was awarded Silver for best church

Riverside walk, Storrington was awarded Silver for best conservation area

Storrington for best small town was awarded a Silver Gilt

And finally

Brewers Yard was awarded a discretional judges award.

A BIG congratulations to all that was involved in this years entry and a special thanks to all our sponsors and most importantly our volunteers whom without Storrington’s In Bloom would not exist

With thanks to our sponsors

And a BIG thanks to all our volunteers and local businesses without whom none of this would be possible.