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Lowestoft in Bloom's volunteer plea

PUBLISHED: 12:15 14 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:31 06 July 2010

ANOTHER blooming great competition - that was the response from organisers of the annual Lowestoft in Bloom contest this week.

The popular contest again attracted a high standard of entries, and it is now hoped that Lowestoft's entry into the regional Anglia in Bloom awards ceremony will reap the rewards of hours of hard work.

ANOTHER blooming great competition - that was the response from organisers of the annual Lowestoft in Bloom contest this week.

The popular contest again attracted a high standard of entries, and it is now hoped that Lowestoft's entry into the regional Anglia in Bloom awards ceremony will reap the rewards of hours of hard work.

But there was a warning from Lowestoft in Bloom committee members as well, that unless the competition - which is sponsored by Early Dawn Nurseries and supported by Waveney Norse - receives more help from volunteers they may be forced to fold as a group.

Committee member Gloria Honeywood said: “A very big thank you goes to all those taking part in this year's competition as it helps to keep Lowestoft in the Anglia in Bloom competition and our aim of winning gold.

“This year the weather was kind to us and flowers and vegetables certainly put on a good show for all our entrants. We had a high calibre of entrants, the hanging baskets were wonderful this year and our schools were fantastic as well.”

The committee is now hoping for good news in the Anglia in Bloom contest, which will be revealed in the next few weeks after judges were recently in Lowestoft to assess the town's entry.

The annual Lowestoft in Bloom presentation evenings will be held at the Town Hall on October 9 for the commercial sector and October 16 for the schools.

Calling on people to back the charity and the continuation of the annual contest, chairman Derek Gower said: “We need some new people quickly.”

“We desperately need some new volunteers to help with the work - as without more help we would have to fold as a group,” Mrs Honeywood said. The committee has recently seen three members retire.

If anyone who would be interested in joining the Lowestoft in Bloom charity and attending monthly meetings, telephone Gloria Honeywood on 01502 564007.

RESULTS

PRIVATE SECTOR

BEST FRONT GARDEN: Mrs Meadows, Woods Loke; Mrs Forrest, Grange Road; Mrs Blake, Orford Drive.

BEST DROUGHT GARDEN: Mrs Gower, Gorleston Road; Mrs Packard, Gainsborough Drive; Mr Sannerude, Corton Road.

BEST HANGING BASKET: Mrs Knights, Rounces Lane; Mrs Coles, Beverley Close; Mrs Shinn, Green Drive.

BEST STANDING CONTAINER: Mrs Gower, Gorleston Road; Sunningdale Avenue; Mrs Forrest, Grange Road; Mrs Blake, Orford Drive.

BEST WINDOW BOX: Mrs Knights, Rounces Lane; Mr Eastaugh, Morton Road; Mrs Shinn, Green Drive.

ALLOTMENTS COMPETITION

VEGETABLES: Mr and Mrs Biggs, Kessingland; Mr K Turner, Stradbroke Road; Mr and Mrs Bower, Laxfield Way.

FRUIT: Mr and Mrs Biggs, Kessingland; Mrs M Turner, Stradbroke Road; Miss C Markham, Rotterdam Road.

FLOWERS: Mr and Mrs Biggs, Kessingland; Mr P Lockyear, Kirkley; Mrs M Turner, Stradbroke Road.

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Mr and Mrs Briggs, Kessingland; Mr K Turner, Stradbroke Road; Mr and Mrs Bower, Laxfield Way.

CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

Mrs J Davis, Kirkley.

COMMUNITY/ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT

1 The Yard, 2 Bonds Wildlife Meadow.

PUBLIC SERVICES

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 1 Oulton Park, 2 Carlton Court (wildflower), 3 Carlton Court (beach).

BEST CONTAINER: 1 Sir Morton Peto, 2 Oulton Park, 3 Poppies Day Hospital.

GUEST HOUSES

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 1 The Knoll, Kessingland; 2 The Old Rectory, Kessingland; 3 The Barn Owl.

BEST CONTAINER: 1 The Mill House, 2 The Sandcastle, 3 The Barn Owl.

HOTELS, PUBS AND RESTAURANTS

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 1 Hotel Victoria; 2 The Wherry, Oulton Broad; 3 The White Horse, Corton.

BEST CONTAINER: 1 The White Horse, Corton; 2 The Wherry, Oulton Broad; 3 Hotel Victoria.

LARGE COMMERCIAL

OVERALL IMPRESSION: 1 Coastal Resort; 2 Norbert Dentressangle.

BEST OVERALL IMPRESSION FOR COMMERCIAL SECTOR: 1 The Knoll, 2 Coastal Resort, 3 Hotel Victoria.

BEST CONTAINER OVERALL FOR COMMERCIAL SECTOR: 1 The White Horse, 2 The Mill House, 3 The Sandcastle.


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