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Northumbria in Bloom results   ()


Northumbria in Bloom- The area covered by this event extended from Whitby to the Scottish Border and this year was the first ever entry for Lesbury. We did not compete against other villages but were judged against a list of criteria which included horticultural (40% of marks), environment (20%), community participation (20%) plus baseline marks awarded at the first visit (20%). The entire Parish was inspected and particularly pleasing was a mark of 83% for community participation. The judges noted “The absence of litter and general maintenance indicated that this village environment was clearly valued and cared for.” The judges have also indicated areas for improvement including upgrading the area around the Lealands entrance and adding colour (already started), sharing the village heritage by erecting information boards for visitors, identify areas for specific sponsorship and getting more volunteers on board. The  results were as follows;-
Lesbury Parish – Silver, Foxton GC – silver, Hawkhill Business Park – bronze, Alnmouth Railway Station – silver gilt and the Coach Inn – gold. Well done the Coach!

Most of the gardening was done by four people this year; more volunteers are needed so if you are able to get involved then contact Tom Wilson.