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Locals' response was blooming wonderful!

PUBLISHED: 14:52 15 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:04 05 July 2010

ANOTHER blooming great competition… that was the response from organisers of the annual Lowestoft in Bloom competition, which again attracted a high standard of entries.

ANOTHER blooming great competition… that was the response from organisers of the annual Lowestoft in Bloom competition, which again attracted a high standard of entries.

And with such a high calibre field of entrants it is now hoped that Lowestoft's entry into the regional Anglia in Bloom contest will reap the rewards of hours of hard work.

The Lowestoft in Bloom committee said they were very pleased with the response from locals to this year's competition, which led to a sparkling array of colour.

Committee member Gloria Honeywood said: “We were very happy with all the people who took part in Lowestoft in Bloom and everyone done so well. The schools this year really had improved in number as well as content and special congratulations to them.

“Allotments were another group that did so well this year, and they certainly were very varied and quite an eye opener. In fact everyone who participated deserves to get recognition as it is such a positive thing for Lowestoft, making it a nicer place to be, to see the lovely baskets, pots and gardens makes it a nicer place to live,” she added.

One entrant that did particularly well was again Kimberley Road Post office - for the second year running - which collected three gold awards this year to go with the best container and best overall impression honours won last year in the commercial sector.

The committee is now hoping for good news in Anglia in Bloom Judges for that regional event were in Lowestoft recently to assess the town's entry.

And in October, the annual Lowestoft in Bloom presentation evenings will be held at the Town Hall on October 10 for the children and October 17 for the adults.

If there is anyone who would be interested in joining the Lowestoft in Bloom charity and attending monthly meetings? Then telephone Gloria on 01502 564007 or Barbara on 01502 588362.

LOWESTOFT IN BLOOM GARDEN COMPETITION 2008

PRIVATE SECTOR

BEST FRONT GARDEN: Mr and Mrs J Aguss, Grange Road; Mrs E Forrest, Grange Road; Mr F Gray, Grosvenor Road.

BEST DROUGHT GARDEN: Mr B Killett, Rounces Lane; Mrs S Gower, Gorleston Road.

BEST HANGING CONTAINER: Mrs J Knights, Selby Street; Mrs S Shinn, Green Drive, Mrs M Armes, Sunningdale Ave.

CERTIFICATE OF ACVIEVEMENT - Miss Erin Nally, Chichester Drive.

BEST STANDING CONTAINER: Mrs M Armes, Sunningdale Avenue; Mr and Mrs J Aguss, Grange Road; Mr F Gray, Grosvenor Road.

HIGHLY COMMENDED - Mr L Coles, Beverley Close.

BEST WINDOW BOX: Mr and Mrs E Eastaugh, Morton Road; Mrs J Knights, Selby Street; Mr and Mrs C Wilson, London Road South.

BEST STREET: High Grove, Fir Lane; Sunningdale Avenue; Hadleigh Drive.

COMMERCIAL SECTION

SMALL COMMERCIAL

BEST CONTAINER: Kimberley Road Post Office.

BEST OVERALL IMPRESSION: Kimberley Road Post Office.

LARGE COMMERCIAL

BEST CONTAINER: Oulton Park, Union Lane.

BEST OVERALL IMPRESSION: Oulton Park.

SMALL & LARGE COMMERCIAL BEST OVERALL

BEST CONTAINER: Kimberley Road Post Office; Oulton Park.

BEST OVERALL IMPRESSION: Oulton Park; Kimberley Road Post Office.

PUBLIC SERVICES SECTOR

CHURCHES, STATIONS, HOSPITALS, PRISONS

BEST FLOWERING CONTAINER: HM Prison, Blundeston; Poppies Day Care, Carlton Court; The Bethel.

BEST OVERALL IMPRESSION: Poppies Day Care, Carlton Court; HM Prison, Blundeston; The Bethel.

HOTELS, PUBS AND RESTAURANTS

BEST CONTAINER: The White Horse, Corton; The Waveney, Oulton Broad; The Wherry, Oulton Broad.

BEST OVERALL IMPRESSION: The Wherry, Oulton Broad; The Waveney, Oulton Broad; The Hatfield, Lowestoft.

GUEST HOUSES

BEST CONTAINER: The Sandcastle, Marine Parade; Bay Tree, Lyndhurst Road; Mill House, Bridge Road.

BEST OVERALL IMPRESSION: The Old Rectory, Kessingland; The Knoll, Kessingland; Bay Tree, Lyndhurst Road.

ALLOTMENTS COMPETITION 2008

VEGETABLES: Mr K Turner, Stradbroke Road; Mr and Mrs Bower, Laxfield Way; Mr L Button, Mount Pleasant.

FRUIT: Mrs V Ellis, Kendal Road; Mrs M Turner, Stradbroke Road; Mr L Button, Mount Pleasant.

FLOWERS: Mrs V Ellis, Kendal Road; Mr L Button, Mount Pleasant.

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Mr and Mrs Briggs, Wash Lane, Kessingland; Mr K Turner, Stradbroke Road; Mr L Button, Mount Pleasant.

SCHOOLS COMPETITION

BEST VEGETABLE GARDEN: Kirkley High School; Corton Primary School; Dell Primary School.

BEST FLOWER GARDEN: Dell Primary School; Kirkley High School; Warren Special School.

BEST DROUGHT GARDEN: Poplars Primary School; Harbour Pupil Referral Unit.

BEST ENVIROMENTAL PROJECT: Old Warren House; Corton Primary School; Kirkley High School.

BEST HANGING CONTAINER: Class 8SG, Roman Hill Middle School; “Achillies" Kirkley High School; Jessica Guilfoyle, Harris Middle School.

BEST STANDING CONTAINER: Elise Stannard, Warren Special School; Harris Middle School; Kirkley High School.

SCHOOLS AWARDS CERTIFICATES OF ACHIEVEMENT - Grove Primary School; Little Buddies Pre School; Meadow Primary School; The Breakfast Club, Kirkley Middle School; Mr Lambert, Roman Hill Middle School.

HANGING BASKETS: Roman Hill Middle School; Harris Middle School; Kirkley High School.


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