Archive for September, 2015

Local competition results


Youth group challenge Front Garden winner Community Area winner Business Window winner Business External winner Allotment winner

At last, the winners of the Storrington local competition are announced. At a well attended presentation of the awards at Squires Garden Centre in Washington, Lady Emma Barnard congratulated all the winners as she presented them with their certificates and plaques.

Jo Newington, coordinator for Storrington in Bloom, announced the local prize winners. The winning entrants were presented with their awards by Lady Emma and a representative from the category sponsors:

Best Front Garden (sponsored by Squires Garden Centre):                  Marilyn Dadds, 9 Bramber Avenue

Best Community Area (sponsored by Chanctonbury Lions):                Hanover Walk

Best Allotment (sponsored by Squires Garden Centre):                        Gill Ions, Plot 23 Amberley Road

Best External Business Display (sponsored by Tribes):                         Wood N Pots N Things

Best Business Window Display (sponsored by Waitrose):                    Oxfam

Youth Group Wheelbarrow (sponsored by Village Day Committee): 1st Sullington Brownies

Children’s Sunflower Challenge:                                                                Polly Summers, 11 ft 5 inches

Lady Emma was very complimentary about the amount of work put in by the volunteers for the town’s entry in South & South East in Bloom as well as the efforts by all of the entrants of the local competition.

Big thanks to all of our competition sponsors and the other major supporters this year including Costa, David Wilson Homes, McCarthy & Stone, The Village Florist and Village Nurseries.

Storrington wins Silver Gilt


2015 result

Today six representatives from Storrington in Bloom attending the South & South East in Bloom awards ceremony at the Amex Stadium in Brighton. We were delighted with the results for all the Storrington entries:

Storrington (small town)                                    SILVER GILT

St Mary’s Churchyard (churchyard)                SILVER GILT & BEST OVERALL CHURCHYARD

Parham House & Gardens (heritage parks)   GOLD


And in the It’s Your Neighbourhood (community categories):

Sussex Down Care Home                                                  IMPROVING

Bramber Avenue Residents                                              IMPROVING

Friends of Meadowside                                                     DEVELOPING

Brewers Yard                                                                       DEVELOPING

Well done to all of our entrants – the results are fabulous!!

With thanks to our sponsors

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