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Results 2014

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

 

The Cumbria in Bloom Pride in Your Community Award Ceremony was held at the Sands Centre, Carlisle.  The lucky winners of the 2014 campaign were revealed at a special presentation on September 13th 2014. 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 High Sherriff of the County, Mr Martyn Hart, Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria, Mrs Sheila Hensman, Mayors and Mayoress of the various district councils, Mrs Olive Clarke OBE, Patron and other dignitaries. The event was sponsored by Carlisle City Council and Cumbria County Council Carlisle Local Area Committee and organised by CN Events, who also organised the “Gardening Showcase.” Additional sponsorship was received from Lake District Estates for the School Gardening Competition and Amberol Ltd for the ‘Growing for Gold’ competition. Alan Heath, Cumbria in Bloom chairman welcomed honoured guests by saying, our Patron Lord Cavendish cannot be with us today as he has another engagement. 

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 23 'in bloom' groups entered the main competition, The Royal Horticulture Society's (RHS) new initiative for 'Town Centres' had attracted 6 entries, the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ assessment scheme had an increase in numbers to 52 registrations and 39 school gardens were judged.  Colin Cheyne, Chair of the Competition Sub-committee was master of ceremonies.

This year there was again a record number of 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.  The Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria made the presentation to the 15 'Outstanding' award winners.   

The 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!

Councillor Steven Bowditch's (Mayor of Carlisle) letter of thanks.

The full list of winners:

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

Tidy Village - SMALL

Mr. Martyn Hart

Cumbria High Sheriff

Cartmel Kirkoswald
         
SELLAFIELD LICENSE COMPANY TROPHY Tidy Village – LARGE Mr. Martyn Hart

Cumbria High Sheriff

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

Chairman, Cumbria County Council

Wigton Station Ravensbridge Stores, Kirkoswald
         
LAKELAND LIMITED TROPHY Best in Commercial Section Cllr. Steven Bowditch

Mayor of Carlisle

Carr's Milling Headquarters, Stanwix White Hart Inn, Kendal
         
ROSE LODGE ROSE BOWL Best Residential Home Cllr. Steven Bowditch

Mayor of Carlisle

Barn Close, Stanwix Cartmel Grange Nursing Home,

Grange-over-Sands

         
CONTINENTAL LANDSCAPES TROPHY Special Category Cllr. Steven Bowditch

Mayor of Carlisle

The War Memorial,

Millom

Village Inns, Cartmel

and

Silloth Community Garden

         
FRIENDS OF THE LAKE DISTRICT TROPHY Best Sustainable Development Cllr. Steven Bowditch

Mayor of Carlisle

Cartmel Dalston
         
DOREEN PARSONS YOUNG PERSONS TROPHY Best Project/effort by youngsters

Cllr Doreen Parsons

Heron Hill Primary School

Kendal

St. Michael's C of E Primary School

Dalston

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PROVINCIAL INSURANCE TROPHY Churchyards Cllr Doreen Parsons St. Mary's Church

Dalston-in-Furness

St. Kentigern's Aspatria

St. Andrews, Penrith

St. Michael's, Dalston

         
DISCRETIONARY AWARD   Mrs. Olive Clarke, OBE

Patron

Peter Rabbit Garden

World of Beatrix Potter Attraction

Bowness-on-Windermere

 

         
COMMUNITY CHAMPION AWARD   Mrs Olive Clarke, OBE

Patron

Maureen Dolan

Harrington, Workington

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

Cumbria Tourism Commercial Members

Holgates Silverdale Caravan Park Bardsea Leisure Park

Ulverston

         
C.T.B. CHAIRMAN’S TROPHY

Bed & Breakfast/Guest House

Ms. Tazeem Abbas

Cumbria Tourism Commercial Members

The Old School Guest House, Newbiggin Willowsmere, Windermere
         
JACKIE SANDERSON TROPHY Hotel Category

Mr. Frank Sanderson

Lakeside Hotel, Newby Bridge

Thornleigh Hotel

Grange-over-Sands

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DISTRICT SPECIAL TROPHIES        
ALLERDALE TROPHY Best in Borough

Cllr. John Mallinson

 Vice-Chairman Cumbria CC Carlisle Local committee

Workington  
         
COPELAND SHIELD Best in Borough

Cllr. John Mallinson

 Vice-Chairman Cumbria CC Carlisle Local committee

Millom  
         
EDEN TROPHY Most improved in year Cllr. John Thompson

Chairman, Eden District Council

Penrith  
         
SOUTH LAKELAND TROPHY Best in Borough

Cllr. John Mallinson

 Vice-Chairman Cumbria CC Carlisle Local committee

Cartmel  
         
SOUTH LAKELAND TROPHY Award for Tourism in Borough

Cllr. John Mallinson

 Vice-Chairman Cumbria CC Carlisle Local committee

World of Beatrix Potter

Bowness-on-Windermere

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

Cllr. Marie Derbyshire

Mayor of Barrow

Dalton-in-Furness  
         
CUMBRIA COUNTY COUNCIL TROPHY

(Carlisle Local Committee)

Award for Achievement in the District

Cllr. John Mallinson

 Vice-Chairman Cumbria CC Carlisle Local committee

Dalston  
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VILLAGE PRESENTATIONS        
HOLMES OF NATLAND NURSERYMAN’S TROPHY Best Hamlet Mr. Martyn Hart

High Sheriff of Cumbria

Newton & White Flatt - Silver Gilt  
         
STRIKES, HOUGHTON HALL TROPHY Best  Village Mr. Martyn Hart

High Sheriff of Cumbria

Cartmel - Gold Kirkoswald - Gold
         
LAKE DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK TROPHY Best Large Village Mr. Martyn Hart

High Sheriff of Cumbria

Dalston - Gold  
         
TOWN PRESENTATIONS        
INNOVIA FILMS TROPHY Best Urban Community Mr. Martyn Hart

High Sheriff of Cumbria

Stanwix - Silver Gilt  
         
JENNINGS TROPHY Best Small Town

Mrs. Shelia Hensman

Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria

Grange over Sands - Gold Keswick - Silver Gilt
         
GLAXOSMITHKLINE TROPHY Best Town

Mrs. Shelia Hensman

Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria

Dalton with Newton - Silver Gilt

Millom - Silver Gilt

         
COASTAL RESORT  

Mrs. Shelia Hensman

Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria

Silloth - Silver Gilt  
         
NUCLEAR MANAGEMENT PARTNERS Best Large Town

Mrs. Shelia Hensman

Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria

Kendal - Gold Workington - Silver Gilt
         
TOWN CENTRE COMPETITION  

Mrs. Shelia Hensman

Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria

Keswick - Silver Gilt Silloth - Silver Gilt
         
KIMBERLY CLARK TROPHY

Best Village Overall

Cllr. Steven Bowditch

Mayor of Carlisle

Cartmel - Gold  
         
RICKERBY LTD. TROPHY

Best Overall Town & Urban Community

Cllr. Steven Bowditch

Mayor of Carlisle

Kendal - Gold  
GROWING FOR GOLD Schools

Community

Mrs. Olive Clarke, OBE

Patron

Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary

Cartmel

 

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MEDAL AWARDS        
  Gold   Cartmel

Dalston

Grange-over-Sands

Kendal

Kirkoswald

 
  Silver Gilt  

Bolton (Appleby)

Bothel

Broughton-in-Furness

Cummersdale

Dalton-in-Furness

Keswick

Millom

Morland

Newtown & White Flatt

Penrith

Silloth

Stanwix

Threlkeld

Keswick Town Centre

Silloth town Centre

Wigton Town Centre

Workington Town Centre

 
 

Silver

 

Ambleside

Aspatria

Cockermouth

Wigton

Aspatria Town Centre

Maryport Town Centre

 
  Bronze  

Bootle

 

 

Patrons:

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

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