Helping to brighten Willingdon gardens

Council Chairman Cllr John Pritchett and winner Gillian Eames of the new category Commemorative Garden
Council Chairman Cllr John Pritchett and winner Gillian Eames of the new category Commemorative Garden
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Willingdon and Jevington Parish Council held their presentation evening for the annual Willingdon and Jevington in Bloom competition on September 13 at Trinity Church Hall.

The competition saw a high standard from all who entered. Pictures of the gardens entered were shown via a PowerPoint presentation.

Because the standard was so high, it made judging difficult for the committee. There was a new category this year which was the Commemorative Garden to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Every entrant received a certificate and the top three places in each category received a trophy and gift card to use at B&Q.

Council Chairman John Pritchett opened the evening thanking all those who attended, and the sponsors of the competition – The Conservatives, Milhams (Eastbourne), Southern Land Services, Stephen’s Take Away, Ultralite and Willingdon Residents’ Association.

A short speech was given by Cllr Stephen Shing as the Chairman of Willingdon and Jevington Parish Council’s Events Committee. Councillor Lynn who led the Willingdon and Jevington in Bloom competition, together with judges Councillors Linda Francis and Fran and John Pritchett (who also took the photographs), commended the quality and standard and good usage of plants and novelty items in a year where a hosepipe ban had been declared.

Councillor Lynn then went on to announce the results which were well received.

The winners for 2012 were:

Front Gardens – Mr Richard Stapp

Window Boxes and Hanging Baskets – Mrs Karen Walker

Cottage Garden – Mrs Pam Hollingsworth

Unusual/Novelty Garden – Mr Colin Ticehurst

Commemorative Garden – Mrs Gillian Eames

Educational and Environmental – Willingdon Pre-School

To find out more about the Willingdon and Jevington in Bloom call 01323 489603.

Or email parishclerkwjpc@btconnect.com