Edwinstowe in Bloom Silver Award
The Edwinstowe in Bloom team are delighted that the village received a Silver Award in this year’s East Midlands in Bloom competition. A big thank you to everyone who gave us their support.
We’d like to share with you some quotes from the judges’ report:
‘The tour by car and on foot around the town of Robin Hood and Maid Marion’s marriage held many delights including the Thoresby Miners’ Memorial Garden, Cenotaph Garden, High Street planters and hanging baskets, wildflower verges and the Sherwood Forest Craft Centre. The judges finished the tour at the cricket pavilion where they enjoyed refreshing tea and cakes and met some of the town’s Bloom volunteers’. “This visit is not the end of Edwinstowe in Bloom it is just the beginning” – and what a great start on their Bloom journey!’
Further in the report the judges refer to the ‘many delights including the Thoresby Miners’ Memorial Garden, Cenotaph Garden, High Street planters and hanging baskets, wildflower verges and the Sherwood Forest Craft Centre’. ‘The Parish Church of St Mary’s is in itself architecturally beautiful and the formal burial grounds were being well maintained’. ‘The RSPB Centre is a wonderful facility.’
The judges acknowledged all the support we had for our entry from our sponsors and the pubs, restaurants and other businesses along the High Street. They praised the displays, ‘the very good hanging baskets’ and the ‘well maintained and attractive frontages’, “the floral mannequin in one of the High Street shops was also a delight”. The hanging baskets at the Sherwood Forest Craft Centre, the Village Hall and the holiday cottages were also ‘very good’. The judges recognised the support the Edwinstowe in Bloom group received from the Parish and District Councils and our community groups, organisations and individuals.
Congratulations to Launay’s Restaurant who received a Silver Award in the Best Pub/Hotel category, and to the Thoresby Miners’ Memorial Garden ‘and all who have been and continue to be involved with its development, care and maintenance for the benefit of the community of Edwinstowe’, who were given a Judge’s Award. Very well done to everyone!
Now we have to look to the future and think about next year. We are planning some bulb planting sessions to give us a wonderful display of daffodils in the Spring. We would love these sessions to be community events, with time for a chat and a hot drink. When we have agreed some dates we will be inviting you to join in. Please keep watch on our Edwinstowe in Bloom Facebook page and look out for posters.
Linda George – Chair Edwinstowe in Bloom
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