Further progress made towards naming winners of the 20 category awards
With the short list for each category of award completed, this week saw independent judge Alan Hulme reviewed nominations before deciding on the various category winners.
Alan, a North West in Bloom qualified judge is also known locally for his connection with Urban Organics. One aspect of his work is on display at Lytham Station. On the far side of the track next to Witch Wood, Alan has worked with volunteers and local school children to create raised flower beds, bug houses, a small rain fed pond and an observation hide.
This project not only enhances the station, but also aids wild life and teaches the children the value of working with nature. For many of them, it is their first experience of gardening for wild life. These skills can then be put to use at their very own schools where wild life projects exist and ultimately taken home to their own gardens.
Lytham in Bloom Community Awards night takes place on Thursday September 27th and will be held at The Clifton Arms Hotel as usual. This year, awards will be presented by The High Sheriff of Lancashire and his wife Lady Pamela. The Mayor and Mayoress of Fylde will also be present. Over 120 people are expected to attend this prestigious event.
Each category winner is presented with a framed certificate to keep for life, together with an inscribed trophy which is returned annually. Runners up also receive certificates.
This Community Awards Scheme brings the town of Lytham together to help celebrate all aspects of gardening. Awards are available for tallest sunflower, best hanging baskets, best small and large front gardens, best cottage garden, best contemporary garden, best lawn, best nursing home, best commercial and non commercial premises, best pub, best retail premises, best restaurant/bar . There is also a Chairman’s award.
2017 winner of Nursing Home category