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Fabulous 2017 results

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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.

2016 Results are in!

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Yesterday, representatives from Storrington in Bloom, St Mary’s Churchyard and Friends of Meadowside attended the South & South East in Bloom awards ceremony at Ferneham Hall, Fareham. We are delighted to announce that our Town Centre entry won a SILVER GILT award, Friends of Meadowside were awarded SILVER in the “Our Community” category (as well as a Level 4 ‘Thriving’ awards in the RHS “It’s Your Neighbourhood” competition and St Mary’s Churchyard received another SILVER GILT award. Congratulations to everybody involved in our regional entry. We particularly want to thank our award winners for contribution to the regional entry:

Hilary Spofforth – Byne Cottage, Manleys Hill “for visual impact on entrance to Storrington”Byne House

Nick Charman “for countless hours of watering to maintain the displays”

Pete & Mandie Harman – Wood’n’pots’n’things “for year on year effort in business displays”wood-n-pots-n-things

 

In the evening, Squires Garden Centre once again hosted our annual Storrington in Bloom award ceremony which was well attended by our supporters, sponsors and volunteers as well as the entrants in the local competitions. The In Bloom team invited the local competition judges Tom Brown, Head Gardener at Parham House, the Reverend Kathryn Windslow and Storrington Horticultural Society, to present the awards to the local prize winners, together with the sponsors of the category.

Congratulations to all of our prize winners:

FRONT GARDEN (sponsored by Squires Garden Centre):

56 Spierbridge

1st Paul Cripps, 56 Spierbridge Road

2nd Richard & Jill Hitchcock, 99 Hormare Crescent

3rd Andre Nichols, 12 Melton Drive

Highly commended John Butler, 1 Melton Drive and Marilyn Dadds, 9 Bramber Avenue

COMMUNITY AREA (sponsored by Henry Adams):

Hanover Walk

1st Hanover Walk

2nd Bramber Avenue

BUSINESS WINDOW DISPLAY (sponsored by Design at 32):

Top Totty

 1st Top Totty, Church Street

2nd Body & Face, High Street

3rd Eva Rose Bridal, High Street

BUSINESS EXTERNAL DISPLAY (sponsored by Storrington Horticultural Society):

Moon Pub

1st The Moon, High Street

2nd Joanna’s Boutique Tearoom

3rd Wood’n’pots’n’things

YOUTH GROUP CHALLENGE (sponsored by Rotary Club of Pulborough and Storrington):

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1st  Footsteps at St Mary’s Church

2nd Costa Youth Nights

3rd 1st Sullington Brownies

Highly commended Fusion Youth Club

Commended 1st Storrington Rainbows, 2nd Storrington Brownies, Messy Church

ALLOTMENT (sponsored by Squires Garden Centre):

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1st Gill Ion & Ken Butler: plot 23 Amberley Road

2nd Geoff & Mary Tute: plot 26 Amberley Road

3rd John Betts: plot 20A Ravenscroft

Highly commended Maggie Church: plot 22A Amberley Road, Elizabeth Dixon: plot 23A Ravenscroft, Janet Poyser: plot 24A Ravenscroft and Richard & Susie Jerman: plot 33B Amberley Road

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

Storrington wins Silver Gilt

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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

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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!!

Judging Day has arrived!

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Today we welcomed Chris Evans (no not the DJ!) and Jean Griffiths to Storrington to judge our entry in the Small Town category of the South & South East in Bloom regional competition.

We met the judges at Foxmead Court and took them on a tour of the Meadow, Rydon School, Melton Drive, Fryern Dell, Bramber Avenue, Millennium Pond, Amberley Road Allotments, Matt’s Meadow and West Street before exiting the minibus and proceeding on foot from Ropemakers Cottages, through the Library car park, past the wildflower strip to the wheelbarrow display at the bus stand before continuing via Old Mill Drive and Square to the newly refurbished defibrillator box. The judges were then shown some of the wonderful business window displays before finishing up with refreshments at The Moon pub.

Thankfully the weather held for us and the judges made some very positive comments. We now have the long wait for the results in September.

Thank you to everyone who supported us with our judges tour.

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With thanks to our sponsors

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