Awards presented to town’s top gardeners

Civic award winner John Dobson with the mayor
Civic award winner John Dobson with the mayor

It was smiles all round at Polegate Town Council’s annual civic and gardening awards evening at the Town Hall.

The town’s top gardeners and allotmenteers were presented with prizes, certificates and rosettes by Mayor Malcolm Cunningham who, along with his fellow councillors, had scoured the streets and allotment gardens to identify this year’s worthy winners.

Cllr Cunningham praised the prize winners for their hard work, which he hoped would prove an inspiration and encouragement to ‘would be’ gardeners.

The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Council’s annual Civic Award to John ‘Dobbo’ Dobson, a respected local bricklayer and roofer.

Mr Dobson made Polegate his home after marrying his wife Sandra, and is well known for his love of the town and for his tireless support for the community.