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Newbury in Bloom winners revealed

The 2018 Newbury in Bloom Presentation evening took place last night at the Corn Exchange. The Mayor of Newbury, Cllr Margo Payne, together with the sponsors presented the awards to the very deserving winners. 

There were a total of 45 entries received for the six categories this year.  

All entrants were invited to attend on the evening and were presented with certificates for participating. The winners were presented with a trophy, beautifully handcrafted and engraved by local Wood turner, Alan Hulford, together with a certificate and a prize from the sponsors for each category. The winners and runners up were as follows: Schools and Colleges – sponsored by Rivar Sand and Gravel Winner – St John the Evangelist CE Nursery & Infant School Runners up – St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Allotments – sponsored by Yew Tree Garden Centre Winner – David Lawrence & James Berry Runner up – Nicholas Bune Community Projects – sponsored by Volker Highways

Winner – Carnarvon Place Gardening Club

Runners up – Riverside Centre & Monkey Marsh Bee Meadow

Businesses – sponsored by Sundog Hire

Winner – Naomi House & Jacksplace

Runner up – No.96 Home Gifts

Places of Worship – Sundog Hire

Winner – St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church

Runner up – St Nicolas Church

Almshouses – sponsored by Volker Highways

Winner – 12 – 40 Argyle Road

Runners up – Lower Raymond Almshouses

Public Buildings – sponsored by Continental Landscapes Ltd

Winner – Wharf Toilets Building

Runners up – Town Hall & Parkway Shopping

Councillor Sarah Greenall, Chair of the Working Group driving the campaign, said, “This is now our third year since renewing the campaign. We really felt that Newbury is now starting to see the benefits from this campaign and that this summer our town looked really good. We are so pleased that we have had so many enthusiastic entries and the standard was fabulous. It was very hard to choose the winners as everyone did such a great job”. Cllr Greenall continued, “I would like to congratulate everyone and thank the Corn Exchange, Newbury and all of our sponsors for their invaluable support in making this year’s campaign such a success. Next year Newbury will be entering the national Britain in Bloom competition and we have high hopes for continuing to improve the appearance and the environment of the Town.” 

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