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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

Storringtons new 5* hotel opens….. for bugs


An enthusiastic gang from Storrington First School met this afternoon to help build the villages first Bugs Hotel.

Constructed from recycled, biodegradable items such as clay pots, branches and straw, Our 6 storey insect haven will no doubt be home to a host of creepy crawlies in the coming months.

Big thank you to Tim from the Parish Council for all his help with this project.

Sunshine and Success for Storringtons First Open Gardens


An afternoon of sunshine, smiles and yummy cakes!

Storrington In Bloom hosted its first open gardens event on Sunday 13th July to raise funds for the Villages entry into the competition.

Ticket holders got to see 3 of the best gardens our village has to offer as well as purchase a range of plants, cakes and refreshments.

Ticket entries raised a whopping £600 and profits from the cake and plants stalls was donated to Macmillan Nurses, Worthing Cancer Care Unit and Friends of Meadowside.

Massive well done to all involved.


Storrington Conservation Society and Friends of Meadowside wlecome judges


What a wet morning we had! Such a shame as Storrington Conservation Society and Friends of Meadowside teamed up to escort Barry Newman, the South & South East in Bloom judge along their Riverside Walk entry from Meadowside to Fryern Dell. Barry met the team at Foxmead Court (the McCarthy & Stone development on Meadowside) and enjoyed tea and cake with the view from their balcony over the site of the old tannery and bark mill before the heavens opened and the walk started! Barry was very positive about the collaboration between the two groups and the councils, commented on the quality of the portfolio which was produced, and was really encouraging about the Conservation Society’s plans for Fryern Dell. Obviously a number of areas for development were identified, not least the lack of signage / information along the route but we hope that his feedback will assist us in obtaining the support required from the relevant parties to enable us to get on with the very many projects in the area.

With thanks to our sponsors

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