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Results: 2013

"Support by Susan Aglionby towards wildlife conservation and nature education is to be commended"

 

The Cumbria in Bloom - Pride in Your Community Award Ceremony made a welcome return to The Wave in Maryport.  The lucky winners of the 2013 campaign were revealed at a special presentation on September 5th 2013. Prize winners from all over the county converged on the venue The Wave Centre, Maryportto 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 saw the launch of the new branded Cumbria in Bloom "Mycumbria" card with the Community Champion being presented with the first card.  Cumbria in Bloom have formed a partnership with Cumbria Tourism to promote this card.  By taking out a Cumbria in Bloom branded card  the holder will be supporting the activities and appearance of Cumbria.

This year there was a record number of entries for the 'It's Your Neighbourhood' awards.  The RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood 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.  Rae Beckwith (RHS Judge and representing Britain in Bloom) made the presentation to the 10 'Outstanding' award winners.   

Alan Heath (Chair of Cumbria in Bloom) welcomed the Deputy Lieutenant, the High Sheriff, Patron, Civic Dignitaries and distinguished guests.  In making his announcements Alan stated that our Patron Lord Cavendish cannot be with us today as he has another engagement.  Also that our patron, Peter Howarth is finding it difficult to be involved in these duties and wishes to step down from this position.   Peter has been part of Cumbria in Bloom for 25 years and has been Chairman and President and he managed the successful children’s painting competition.  A big 'thank you' was expressed from the floor to Peter for his generous commitment to Cumbria in Bloom over the years and for the contributions he has made to Britain in Bloom.  Alan 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.  This year 30 in bloom groups entered the main competition, The RHS ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ assessment scheme attracted 41 registrations and 44 school gardens were judged.  Special award entries numbered 59. Looking on U-tube you will find a video of Penrith Community Gardens showing what volunteer groups can achieve. Your presentation booklets now provide a record of your projects and are valuable when asking for support. One village reports that a core group of 9 in 2011 has rapidly expanded to reach an incredible 2,149 volunteer hours."  Expressions of thanks were extended to the volunteer judges who gave their time to make the  assessments for 174 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 and Growth Fund and to the Cumbria County Council Local Area Committees for their grants.  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 and finally, thank you for all the Gift Aid donations received."

Olive Clarke (Patron) made a stirring  plea to all those assembled to try and get those not involved - involved.  Especially the young people!

The event was hosted by Councillor Bill Bacon, Mayor of Allerdale and the Mayor of Maryport Councillor, Carol Tindall who opened the Award ceremony, together with Cumbria In Bloom Chairman; Alan Heath and executive committee members.

The full list of winners:

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

Tidy Village - SMALL

Colonel Tom McMullen, MBE

Deputy Lieutenant of Cumbria

Newtown & White Flatt Nether Wasdale
         
SELLAFIELD LICENSE COMPANY TROPHY Tidy Village – LARGE Colonel Tom McMullen, MBE

Deputy Lieutenant of Cumbria

Cartmel Cummersdale, Kirkoswald
         
AWARDS FOR SPECIAL NOMINATIONS        
THE COUNTY CHAIRMAN’S ROSE BOWL FOR INDUSTRY Best Industrial Premises Cllr. Allan Barry

Chairman, Cumbria County Council

Community Shop, Kirkoswald Church Stile Caravan Park, Nether Wasdale
         
LAKELAND LIMITED TROPHY Best in Commercial Section Cllr. Bill Bacon

Mayor of Allerdale

Fetherston Arms, Kirkoswald Thornleigh Hotel, Grange-over-Sands
         
ROSE LODGE ROSE BOWL Best Residential Home Cllr. Bill Bacon

Mayor of Allerdale

Barn Close, Stanwix Chestnut Park Care Home, Keswick
         
CONTINENTAL LANDSCAPES TROPHY Special Category Cllr. Bill Bacon

Mayor of Allerdale

Wellington Street, Dalton-in-Furness

Millie Bank Environment Project, Kirkoswald

         
FRIENDS OF THE LAKE DISTRICT TROPHY Best Sustainable Development Cllr. Bill Bacon

Mayor of Allerdale

Cartmel Houghton, Kirkoswald
         
DOREEN PARSONS YOUNG PERSONS TROPHY Best Project/effort by youngsters

Cllr Doreen Parsons

Appleby Road Community Garden, Kendall

Kirkoswald School Club

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PROVINCIAL INSURANCE TROPHY Churchyards Cllr Doreen Parsons St. Mary's Church, Dalton-in-Furness Methodist Chapel, Kirkoswald
         
COMMUNITY CHAMPION AWARD   Mrs Olive Clarke - Patron Paul Carney - Millom  
         
CUMBRIA TOURISM TROPHIES        
C.T.B. ROSE BOWL Self-catering Establishments & Visitor Attractions Mr. Haydn Spedding

Cumbria Tourism Commercial Members

Holgates Silverdale Caravan Park Rydal Hall, Ambleside
         
C.T.B. CHAIRMAN’S TROPHY

Bed & Breakfast/Guest House

Mr. Haydn Spedding

Cumbria Tourism Commercial Members

The Old School Guest House, Newbiggin Far Nook, Ambleside
         
JACKIE SANDERSON TROPHY Hotel Category

Mr. Frank Sanderson

Lakeside Hotel, Newby Bridge

Trout Hotel, Cockermouth

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DISTRICT SPECIAL TROPHIES        
ALLERDALE TROPHY Best in Borough

Cllr. Bill Bacon

Mayor of Allerdale

Keswick  
         
COPELAND SHIELD Best in Borough

Cllr. Bill Bacon

Mayor of Allerdale

Millom  
         
EDEN TROPHY Most improved in year Cllr. John Thompson

Chairman, Eden District Council

Greystoke  
         
SOUTH LAKELAND TROPHY Best in Borough

Cllr. Ray Bloxham

Mayor of Carlisle

Grange-over-Sands  
         
SOUTH LAKELAND TROPHY Award for Tourism in Borough

Cllr. Ray Bloxham

Mayor of Carlisle

Holgates Silverdale Caravan Park  
         
BARROW-IN-FURNESS TROPHY Award for Achievement in the Borough

Cllr. Colin Thomson

Mayor of Barrow

Dalton-in-Furness  
         
CUMBRIA COUNTY COUNCIL TROPHY Award for Achievement in the Borough Cllr. Alan Berry

Chairman Cumbria County Council

Cummersdale  
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VILLAGE PRESENTATIONS        
HOLMES OF NATLAND NURSERYMAN’S TROPHY Best Hamlet Mrs. Diane Matthews

High Sheriff of Cumbria

Newton & White Flatt - Silver Gilt Nether Wasdale - Silver Gilt
         
STRIKES, HOUGHTON HALL TROPHY Best  Village Mrs. Diane Matthews

High Sheriff of Cumbria

Kirkoswald - Gold Cartmel - Silver Gilt
         
LAKE DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK TROPHY Best Large Village Mrs. Diane Matthews

High Sheriff of Cumbria

Dalston - Silver Gilt  
         
TOWN PRESENTATIONS        
INNOVIA FILMS TROPHY Best Urban Community Mrs. Diane Matthews

High Sheriff of Cumbria

Stanwix - Silver  
         
JENNINGS TROPHY Best Small Town Colonel Tom McMullen, MBE

Deputy Lieutenant of Cumbria

Grange over Sands - Gold Keswick - Silver Gilt
         
GLAXOSMITHKLINE TROPHY Best Town Colonel Tom McMullen, MBE

Deputy Lieutenant of Cumbria

Dalton with Newton - Gold

Windermere - Silver Gilt

         
NUCLEAR MANAGEMENT PARTNERS Best Large Town Colonel Tom McMullen, MBE

Deputy Lieutenant of Cumbria

Kendal - Silver Gilt Workington - Silver Gilt
         
KIMBERLY CLARK TROPHY

Best Village Overall

Cllr. Colin Thomson

Mayor of Barrow

Kirkoswald - Gold  
         
RICKERBY LTD. TROPHY

Best Overall Town & Urban Community

Cllr. Ray Bloxham

Mayor of Carlisle

Dalton with Newton - Gold  
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MEDAL AWARDS        
  Gold   Dalton-in-Furness

Grange-over-Sands

Kirkoswald

 
  Silver Gilt  

Bolton (Appleby)

Bothel

Broughton-in-Furness

Cartmel

Cummersdale

Dalston

Greystoke

Houghton

Kendal

Keswick

Millom

Morland

Nether Wasdale

Newtown & White Flatt

Threlkeld

Windermere

 
 

Silver

 

Ambleside

Blencow

Bootle

Brampton

Cockermouth

Greystoke Ghyll

Johnby

Maryport

Millthrop

Motherby

Stanwix

Workington
 

 

Patrons:

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

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