Archive for September, 2017

Our fantastic sponsors for 2017


We would like to thank all of our volunteers, who have given many hundreds of hours of their time, and also our partner organisations Greenfingers, Storrington Horticultural Society, Storrington Conservation Society, Friends of Meadowside, Storrington Allotments Association and Storrington First School.

We are grateful to the following major sponsors for funding specific aspects of the work achieved –

  • Anderson Rowntree
  • Chanctonbury Lions
  • Crest Nicholson
  • Design at 32
  • Greyhound Brewery
  • Hanwells
  • McCarthy & Stone
  • Squires Garden Centre
  • Rotary Club of Storrington & Pulborough
  • Tooveys
  • Village Nurseries
  • Waitrose

We also give our grateful thanks to all the traders who supported this year’s planting with cash donations, raffle prizes and watering.

Averns & Sandall : Barclays Bank : Bits & PCs : Body and Face : Buster Brown’s Gentlemans Hairdresser : Cakes for all Reasons : Clarke & Charlesworth : Coral Bookmakers : Cottage Tandoori : Crossways Vets : Dixon Salt : Fowlers Estate Agents : GC Traditional Shoe Repair : Graham & Cadell : Guy Leonard & Co : HBM Hair Design : Henry Adams : J.B.Farncombe Butchers : Joanna’s Boutique Tearoom : King & Chasemore Estate Agents : Kittle Partnership : Louisa Austin : M J Suter Butchers : Mansell McTaggart Estate Agents : Martin Steels Optometrist : Melanie Paul Goldsmiths and Enamellers :  Mills & Co : Nat West : Nifty : Old Forge Restaurant and Deli : One Stop : Oomoo Organic Hair Salon : Oxfam : Roadmark : Scribbling Shop : Sew Something : Shampoo Hair Studio : St Barnabas House Charity Shop : Stable Antiques : Storrington Car Parts : The Barbers : The Card Shop : The Moon : The Sign Shop : The Village Florist : The White Room : Thirteen Church Street : Top Totty : Tribes : Truffles : Village Green : Vintage Rose : Wall Bros (carpets) : Wood’n’ Pots’n’Things          

Fabulous 2017 results


Well we waited a little longer than normal but the results of this year’s bloomin’ good effort are in.

We are delighted to announce that our town centre entry again won a SILVER GILT award… with more points than previous years. On Wednesday 20th September a team from Storrington in Bloom, St Mary’s Churchyard, Parham House & Gardens and Friends of Meadowside attended the South & South East in Bloom region awards ceremony at Effingham Copthorne Hotel. 

Friends of Meadowside were awarded Silver Gilt in the “Our Community” category and St Mary’s Churchyard received a fantastic GOLD award along with Parham House. Congratulations to everybody involved in our regional entry.

Later the same day, about 100 people gathered at Squires Garden Centre to find out the results of the local competition. Thank you to Sarah Squires and her team once again for hosting us for the evening. The In Bloom team invited Lady Emma Barnard to present the awards to the local prize winners, alongside sponsors of each category.

Congratulations to all of our prize winners:

FRONT GARDEN (sponsored by Squires Garden Centre):

1st:                       Paul Cripps – 56 Spierbridge Road

Joint 2nd:          Marilyn Dadds – 9 Bramber Avenue
                            Allen & Marion Guntripp – Arosa, Wisborough Lane

Highly                Dr Caroline Bradbeer – The Horsecroft, Greyfriars Lane
commended:    Colin Rogers – Smugglers Hut, Greyfriars Lane

COMMUNITY AREA (sponsored by Design at 32):

1st:                       Hanover Walk

2nd:                     Bramber Avenue

Joint 3rd:           Eastbrook Court, Manleys Hill
                             Orchard Gardens

BUSINESS WINDOW DISPLAY (sponsored by Toovey’s Antique & Fine Art Auctioneers):

1st:                      Wood’n’Pots’n’Things, West Street

2nd:                     The Old Forge, Church Street

3rd:                     Body & Face, High Street

BUSINESS EXTERNAL DISPLAY (sponsored by Anderson Rowntree Solicitors):

1st:                          The Card Shop, High Street

2nd:                         Wood’n’Pots’n’Things, West Street

3rd:                         The Moon, High Street

SCARECROW CHALLENGE (FAMILY) (sponsored by Rotary Club of Pulborough and Storrington):

1st:                         Monty (Guntripp family)

2nd:                       Allotmenteer (Sarah Lackey)

3rd:                        Daisy (Carole Johnson)

Highly                    Darth Spader (Cheryl Brown, Clive & Toby Gee)
commended:        Grenadier Cripps (Cripps family)

SCARECROW CHALLENGE (GROUP) (sponsored by Chanctonbury Lions):

1st:                         Mr J J Morris (1st Sullington Brownies)

2nd:                       Bob (2nd Storrington Guides)

3rd:                        Fantastic Father Fox (Footsteps at St Mary’s)

Highly                    Harry Potter (2nd Storrington Guides)
 commended:       Ellie Simmonds (1st Storrington Rainbows)
                                Marvellous Mother Mary (Footsteps at St Mary’s)
                                Hermione Granger (2nd Storrington Brownies)

ALLOTMENT (sponsored by Squires Garden Centre):

1st:                          Sarah Lackey – plot 11 Amberley Road

2nd:                        Gill Ion & Ken Butler – plot 23 Amberley Road

Joint 3rd:               John Betts – plot 20a Ravenscroft
                                Richard Whittaker – plot 8a Amberley Road

Once again the Storrington in Bloom team would like to thank all of their volunteers, sponsors, supporters and the judges for their contributions this year.

With thanks to our sponsors

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