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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.

What a wonderful effort

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Congratulations to everyone for their fantastic efforts in our first scarecrow competition – we saw some really unique ideas from businesses, families and groups. The results will be announced at our awards ceremony in September but for those of you that missed it here are just some of the photos.

Scarecrows are coming to Storrington!

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We’re having a change this year. Instead of asking youth groups to enter a wheelbarrow competition we have decided to organise a scarecrow trail. Groups, young and old, have been invited to enter and in a separate category families have made their own entries. The scarecrows will be on display this weekend – Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July between 9am and 5pm. Judges will be visiting the scarecrows during this time too.

The weather will be fine, so why not take a stroll around this weekend and let us know your favourites on our Facebook page. A full list of entries is here.

Thank you to all entrants for your efforts.

Get your entries in for Storrington in Bloom

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Entries are now invited for the 2017 local competitions which will be judged during July and August. Categories include front garden, allotment, external business display, community area and business window display. We are also introducing a scarecrow competition which we hope many groups and families will get involved in. Please click on the link for entry forms for the residential categories and the scarecrow competition or collect one from Joanna’s Boutique Tearoom, The Card Centre or Wood’n’pots’n’things. Come on all you budding gardeners – now is the time to show off! Don’t forget you can also nominate the front garden of one of your neighbours. (more…)

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):

Footsteps barrow

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):

plot-23-amberley

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.

Young people join Storrington in Bloom effort

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Storrington is preparing to welcome the judges from South & South East in Bloom tomorrow – our volunteers have been busy all year sprucing up the village, including another clean up event which took place on 3rd July. Thank you to everyone that lent a hand.

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First School Mural  Rydon flags

This week the efforts of our young people have become visible with the arrival of the flags designed by the students at Rydon Community College, the brightly coloured mural celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday painted by children at Storrington First School and the 10 ‘bright and beautiful’ themed wheelbarrows prepared and planted by local youth groups.

Judging for the Storrington in Bloom local competitions is underway and we look forward to announcing the winners at our awards ceremony in September.

2016 local competition open for entries

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Competition poster (res)

Our 2016 campaign is up and running. The main competition entry is in the Town Centre category of the Britain in Bloom Competition. Last year Storrington was awarded a SILVER GILT and this year’s aim is to repeat or better that. Judging will be on 7th July and with the help of our sponsors, volunteers, residents and businesses this can be achieved.

As well as the main entry, there are a number of local competitions to be judged in July and August. The theme this year is “Bright and beautiful”. Categories include a children’s wheelbarrow competition, best allotment, best business window and best business external area. Allotments and business categories do not require entry forms all will be judged automatically.

Entry forms for the residential categories: best front garden and  best community area can be collected from Joanna’s Boutique Tearoom, High Street or from The Village Florist, West Street or download it using this link Annual Competition 2016. Come on all you budding gardeners – now is the time to show off! Don’t forget you can also nominate one of your neighbours.

Here’s to a lovely warm summer with plenty of flowers, fun and laughter for everyone.

Storrington’s 2015 Finalists are Announced

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We are pleased to announce that the local Storrington in Bloom competition has now closed and judging has taken place.

This year entrants were either submitted by themselves or nominated by a friend or neighbour.

The entrants were then independently judged by Parham House’s very own head gardener Tom Brown.

The results will be announced at the award ceremony on Thursday 17th September.

In non ranked order our finalists are:

Community area;

Sussex Down

Bramber Avenue

Brewers Yard

Hanover Walk

 

Front Gardens;

1 Love Lane

99 Horemare Crescent

Thyme Cottage, Melton Avenue

9 Bramber Avenue

 

Allotments;

1a, Ravenscroft

3 Amberley Road

13a Ravenscroft

22b Amberley Road

16a Ravenscroft

35 Amberley Road

22 Amberley Road

17a Ravenscroft

1 Amberley Road

Very best of luck to all our finalists and we look forward to seeing you at the award ceremony.

With thanks to our sponsors

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