The 2014 Northumbria in Bloom Major and Special Award results were announced at a ceremony in The Brandling Suite, High Gosforth Park on Tuesday 16th September. The results are on the Results page and there’s a Press release here.
Northumbria in Bloom has had one of its most successful years with two Silver Gilt Medals, four Gold, of which two were category winners, and seven Discretionary Awards.
Eston (Urban Community) – Silver Gilt
Moorsholm (Village) – Silver Gilt
Morpeth (Town) – Gold and Category Winner
Sedgefield (Small Town) – Gold
Stanghow (Champion of Champions) – Gold
Stockton on Tees (City) – Gold and Joint Category Winner
The Discretionary Award Winners were:
Commercial award – Sanderson Arcade and Bus Station, Morpeth
Young Peoples’ Award – Morpeth
Pride of Place Award – Stockton on Tees
Heritage Award – Eston
Community Award – Stanghow
Community Champion Award – June and Arthur Murray, Stanghow
Outstanding Contribution Award – Patsy Clark
There’s a Press release here.
For the full results go to http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardening/Community-gardening/Britain-in-Bloom/News/rhs-britain-in-bloom-results
We are very sad to report that May Woolley, former Vice Chairman of Northumbria in Bloom, died on the 9th August 2013.
She was a founder member and one of the founder judges. Her enthusiasm and dedication inspired everyone who knew her.
There’s an obituary by our President, Mrs Kenneth Clark, here.
The 2013 Northumbria in Bloom campaign has been launched. The 2012 campaign was very successful with 83 communities in the main competition, 56 schools in Growing Together and 127 local volunteer groups in RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood entered from across the Region. For details of the all the schemes and entry forms, go to the How to Enter page.