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Results 2016

"Cumbria is an integral part of the national jigsaw and has been producing some wonderful results - Rae Beckwith, RHS National Judge"

 

http://www.hotel.de/media/hotel/pictures/902/90284/Exterior_635363055921267650.jpgThe Cumbria in Bloom Pride in Your Community Award Ceremony was held at the North Lakes Hotel, Penrith.  The lucky winners of the 2016 campaign were revealed at a special presentation on September 8th 2016. Prize winners from all over the county converged on the venue to collect their coveted awards.  Every year, volunteers, businesses and local authorities work behind the scenes to keep the county’s towns and villages “blooming” lovely for both residents and visitors. The annual competition began in the late 1980s and the tourism industry is recognised with a special Cumbria Tourist Board category.  The Award Ceremony was held in the presence of the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria - Mrs. Jane Hasell-McCosh, the High Sheriff of Cumbria - Rev'd Group Captain Richard Lee, the Mayor of Penrith - Cllr. David Lee, Chairman of Cumbria County Council - Cllr. Geoff Cook, Chairman of Eden District Council - Cllr. Mike Tonkin, Mayors and Mayoress of the various district councils, RHS Community Outreach Manager - Brian Senior, Chairman of the Holker Group - Lucy Cavendish and other dignitaries. The event was sponsored by Penrith Town Council.  Additional sponsorship was received from Lake District Estates for the School Gardening Competition, Story Homes for the RHS It's Your Neighbourhood Outstanding Award and Amberol Ltd for the ‘Best Sustainable Development - Village’ category. Colin Cheyne, Cumbria in Bloom vice chairman welcomed honoured guests. 

 

Colin went onto say "everyone here represents groups of volunteers making our Cumbria Towns, Villages and Hamlets attractive places to live and work. The passion, commitment and dedication of the 'In Bloom' Groups and others to volunteer their time in areas that they care about is absolutely fantastic. By involving younger groups outside school time ensures the future of town improvement initiatives and impresses good practice for the next generation."

Cllr. David Whipp welcomed the assembled guests to Penrith and the venue and hoped that the winners achieved the level of award they hoped for.

This year 19 'in bloom' groups entered the main competition, The Royal Horticulture Society's (RHS) ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ assessment scheme attracted 27 registrations and 26 schools were judged in the School Gardening Competition Liz Auld, Cumbria in Bloom Administrator was master of ceremonies.

Amberol

This year there was a slight decrease in the entries for the RHS 'It's Your Neighbourhood' awards.  This campaign supports local community groups in cleaning up and greening up their immediate local environment - whether that’s the street they live in, or a small patch of communal land needing a revamp.  It is a grassroots community gardening campaign helping people to make lasting improvements to their local areas.  Groups are supported in their activities with advice and guidance, and receive annual feedback from expert IYN assessors, who provide tips on how further improvements can be made.  Joining the campaign is free and brings many benefits.  Brian Senior made the certificate presentation to the entrants of whom 14 were 'Outstanding.'  The Heritage Rose & Bee Garden, Silloth where presented with an RHS It's Your Neighbourhood National Certificate of Distinction - well done!  

Expressions of thanks were extended to the volunteer judges who gave their time to make the  assessments of all the entries.  To the entrants, community volunteers, sponsors, local councils, teachers, parents, youngsters and all those involved.  Thanks to RHS for its support and financial input through the IYN Scheme.  Appreciation must be given to Lake District Estates (Peter Hensman and Hon Ruth Adorian in particular) for their generous financial support of the Schools Gardening competition.

 

Cumbria in Bloom had a stand at the Holker Garden Festival earlier in the year and won a 'Gold Certificate' for their stand in the 'Society Display' category.  with this award came a cheque which has been used to fund a new award - The Cavendish Trophy' in honour of the Cavendish family.  This award has no special category and is awarded as the Competition Sub-committee deem fit.  Lucy Cavendish made the presentation to joint winners Crosby on Eden Village Hall and Kirkoswald for their tenacity and diligence in bringing the floral displays of their respective villages back 'to life' after the 2015  devastation of 'Storm Desmond.'

At the close of the presentations, Colin Cheyne made a special presentation to Alan Heath, on his retirement as Chair of Cumbria in Bloom of a collage of paintings made by the children of Derwent Vale School.


The full list of winners:

  Category: Presented By: Winner (s): Runner-Up:
TIDY BRITAIN TROPHIES:        
CUMBERLAND NEWS TROPHY

Tidy Village - Small

Rev'd Group Captain Richard Lee

High Sheriff of Cumbria

Bolton-in-Appleby  
         
SELLAFIELD LICENSE COMPANY TROPHY Tidy Village – Large Rev'd Group Captain Richard Lee

High Sheriff of Cumbria

Cartmel

Dalston

 
         
AWARDS FOR SPECIAL NOMINATIONS        
THE COUNTY CHAIRMAN’S ROSE BOWL FOR INDUSTRY Best Industrial Premises Cllr. Geoff Cook

Chairman, Cumbria County Council

Wordsworth House, Cockermouth Maryport Roman Museum
         
LAKELAND LIMITED TROPHY Best in Commercial Section Rev'd Group Captain Richard Lee

High Sheriff of Cumbria

Her Citi Cafe

Maryport

Old Kings Arms Lane

 Cockermouth

         
ROSE LODGE ROSE BOWL Best Residential Home Rev'd Group Captain Richard Lee

High Sheriff of Cumbria

Barn Close,

Stanwix

 

         
CONTINENTAL LANDSCAPES TROPHY Special Category Rev'd Group Captain Richard Lee

High Sheriff of Cumbria

Garth View

Bolton

Discovery Centre (WI)

Silloth

         
FRIENDS OF THE LAKE DISTRICT TROPHY Best Sustainable Development Rev'd Group Captain Richard Lee

High Sheriff of Cumbria

Bolton  
         
AMBEROL AWARD Best Sustainable Development

Ged Shields

Amberol Ltd

Silloth

 
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DOREEN PARSONS YOUNG PERSONS TROPHY Best Project/effort by youngsters

Cllr Doreen Parsons

Houghton After School Gardening Club

Penrith Eden Mencap

 
         
PROVINCIAL INSURANCE TROPHY Churchyards

Cllr Doreen Parsons

St. Michael's, Dalston

 
         
COMMUNITY CHAMPION AWARD  

 

Mrs. Joan Robinson

Penrith

 
         
CUMBRIA TOURISM TROPHIES        
C.T.B. ROSE BOWL Self-catering Establishments & Visitor Attractions

Haydn Spedding

Cumbria Tourism Commercial Member

Beatrix Potter Attraction

Bowness-on-Windermere

Silloth-on-Solway Golf Club

         

C.T.B. CHAIRMAN’S TROPHY

Bed & Breakfast/Guest House

Haydn Spedding

Cumbria Tourism Commercial Member

The Willowsmere,

Windermere

Melrose Guest House

Ambleside

         
JACKIE SANDERSON TROPHY Hotel Category

Mrs. Sue Sanderson

Cedar Manor Hotel

Windermere

and

Lakeside Hotel, Newby Bridge

 
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DISTRICT SPECIAL TROPHIES        
ALLERDALE TROPHY Best in Borough Cllr. Mike Tonkin

Chairman of Eden District Council

Silloth  
         
COPELAND SHIELD Best in Borough No Entry    
         
EDEN TROPHY Most improved in year Cllr. Mike Tonkin

Chairman of Eden District Council

Penrith  
         
SOUTH LAKELAND TROPHY Best in Borough Cllr. Mike Tonkin

Chairman of Eden District Council

Cartmel  
         
SOUTH LAKELAND TROPHY Award for Tourism in Borough Cllr. Mike Tonkin

Chairman of Eden District Council

Beatrix Potter Attraction

Bowness-on-Windermere

 
         
BARROW-IN-FURNESS TROPHY Award for Achievement in the Borough

No Entry

   
         
CUMBRIA COUNTY COUNCIL TROPHY

(Carlisle Local Committee)

Award for Achievement in the District Cllr. Geoff Cook

Chairman, Cumbria County Council

Dalston  
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VILLAGE PRESENTATIONS        
WINDERMERE LAKE CRUISES TROPHY Best Small Village

Cllr. David Whipp

Mayor of Penrith

Bolton-in-Appleby - Gold  
         
STRIKES, HOUGHTON HALL TROPHY Best  Village

Cllr. David Whipp

Mayor of Penrith

Cartmel - Gold

Kirkoswald - Gold

         
LAKE DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK TROPHY Best Large Village

Cllr. David Whipp

Mayor of Penrith

Dalston - Gold  
         
TOWN PRESENTATIONS        
JENNINGS TROPHY Best Small Town

Jane Hasell-McCosh

Deputy Lord Lieutenant

Aspatria - Silver Ambleside - Silver
         
GLAXOSMITHKLINE TROPHY Best Town

Jane Hasell-McCosh

Deputy Lord Lieutenant

Cockermouth - Silver  
         
COASTAL RESORT  

Jane Hasell-McCosh

Deputy Lord Lieutenant

Silloth - Gold Maryport - Silver
         
NUCLEAR MANAGEMENT PARTNERS Best Large Town

Jane Hasell-McCosh

Deputy Lord Lieutenant

Workington - Silver Kendal - Silver
         
TOWN CENTRE COMPETITION (BID)  

Jane Hasell-McCosh

Deputy Lord Lieutenant

Penrith - Silver-Gilt  
         
URBAN COMMUNITY  

Jane Hasell-McCosh

Deputy Lord Lieutenant

Stanwix - Silver  
         
KIMBERLY CLARK TROPHY

Best Village Overall

Jane Hasell-McCosh

Deputy Lord Lieutenant

Bolton-in-Appleby - Gold  
         
RICKERBY LTD. TROPHY

Best Overall Town & Urban Community

Jane Hasell-McCosh

Deputy Lord Lieutenant

Silloth - Gold  
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MEDAL AWARDS        
  Gold   Bolton-in-Appleby

Cartmel

Dalston

Kirkoswald

Silloth

 
  Silver Gilt  

Bothel

Houghton

Penrith

 
 

Silver

 

Ambleside

Aspatria

Cockermouth

Cummersdale

Kendal

Maryport

Penrith

Stanwix

Threlkeld

Wigton

Workington

 

 

Patrons: The Lord Cavendish of Furness DL., Mrs Olive Clarke OBE, JP, DL., Mr Paul Rose, Mrs Eileen Kirkby

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