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Results 2015

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

 

Chequers Hotel, Dalton

The Cumbria in Bloom Pride in Your Community Award Ceremony was held at the Chequers Hotel, Dalton.  The lucky winners of the 2015 campaign were revealed at a special presentation on September 16th 2015. 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, Adam Naylor, the Mayor of Dalton, Cllr. Wendy Maddox, Mayors and Mayoress of the various district councils, Mrs Olive Clarke OBE, Patron and other dignitaries. The event was sponsored by Dalton-in-Furness Town Council.  Additional sponsorship was received from Lake District Estates for the School Gardening Competition and Amberol Ltd for the ‘Best Sustainable Development - Village’ category. Alan Heath, Cumbria in Bloom acting chairman welcomed honoured guests and read out the apologies for non-attendance. 

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 21 'in bloom' groups entered the main competition, The Royal Horticulture Society's (RHS) ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ assessment scheme attracted 36 registrations and 31 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.  Rae Beckwith (RHS National Judge) made the presentation to the 21 'Outstanding' award winners.  He said "It's been most enjoyable, Cumbria is an integral part of the national jigsaw and has been producing some wonderful results.  I've worked with Cumbria for years and I regularly come to Holker Garden Festival so I'm heavily involved in that.  These awards are wonderful because it rewards people who care about the community and where they live.  In a lot of cases it's people doing it against the odds to make their place a better place to live."  Penrith Community Gardeners 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 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.  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 OBE (Patron) made a stirring  plea to all those assembled to try and get those not involved - involved! - especially the young people!

"We would just like to thank you for organising such a wonderful event. We had a lovely day out and the children were so proud of our trophy and beautifully framed certificates. They even got chatting to the ladies who run the Bee Project in Silloth and we are hoping to organise a visit soon.

I have been busy doing a write up of the day so if you get chance you should check out our website www.derwentvale.cumbria.sch.uk

Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you in the future.  Kind regards, Kirsty" 

 

"I would just like to compliment you and all the team on such an excellent event yesterday.

Cumbria in Bloom serves as a superb catalyst for so much that is good in the County from supporting the young at school to providing a non political Awards Ceremony that helps bring all the movers and shakers together in such a lovely way.

Best wishes, Haydn

Cumbria Tourism"

 


The full list of winners:

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

Tidy Village - Small

Cllr. Melvyn Worth

Chairman - Cumbria County Council

Bolton-in-Appleby  
         
SELLAFIELD LICENSE COMPANY TROPHY Tidy Village – Large Cllr. Melvyn Worth

Chairman - Cumbria County Council

Cartmel

Kirkoswald

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

Chairman, Cumbria County Council

Maryport Roman Museum  
         
LAKELAND LIMITED TROPHY Best in Commercial Section

Adam Naylor

Deputy Lord Lieutenant

Clarence House Hotel

Dalton-in-Furness

Packhorse Court, Keswick
         
ROSE LODGE ROSE BOWL Best Residential Home

Adam Naylor

Deputy Lord Lieutenant

Barn Close, Stanwix Anchor Court,

Dalton-in-Furness

         
CONTINENTAL LANDSCAPES TROPHY Special Category

Adam Naylor

Deputy Lord Lieutenant

Community & Bee Loving Gardens,

Silloth

Garth View

Bolton

         
FRIENDS OF THE LAKE DISTRICT TROPHY Best Sustainable Development

Adam Naylor

Deputy Lord Lieutenant

Kendal Workington
         
AMBEROL AWARD Best Sustainable Development

Ged Shields

Amberol Ltd

Cartmel

Cummersdale

Houghton

 
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DOREEN PARSONS YOUNG PERSONS TROPHY Best Project/effort by youngsters

Cllr Steve Layden

Mayor of Carlisle

Blooming Youth

Wigton

Maryport ENTRA & Ewanrigg Local Trust

         
PROVINCIAL INSURANCE TROPHY Churchyards

Cllr Steve Layden

Mayor of Carlisle

St. Michael's, Dalston

St. Mary's, Dalton

         
COMMUNITY CHAMPION AWARD   Mrs Olive Clarke, OBE

Patron

Mrs. Joan Robinson

Penrith

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

Haydn Spedding

Cumbria Tourism Commercial Members

Holgates Silverdale Caravan Park Park Cliffe Camping & Caravan Estate

&

Unsworth Yard, Cartmel

         
C.T.B. CHAIRMAN’S TROPHY

Bed & Breakfast/Guest House

Haydn Spedding

Cumbria Tourism Commercial Members

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

Mr. Frank Sanderson

Lakeside Hotel, Newby Bridge

Cedar Manor Hotel

Windermere

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DISTRICT SPECIAL TROPHIES        
ALLERDALE TROPHY Best in Borough Mayor of Workington Bothel  
         
COPELAND SHIELD Best in Borough No Entry    
         
EDEN TROPHY Most improved in year

Mayor of Penrith

Bolton-in-Appleby  
         
SOUTH LAKELAND TROPHY Best in Borough

Mayor of Grange-over-Sands

Cartmel  
         
SOUTH LAKELAND TROPHY Award for Tourism in Borough

Mayor of Grange-over-Sands

Holgates Silverdale Caravan Park

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

Mayor of Barrow

Dalton-with-Newton  
         
CUMBRIA COUNTY COUNCIL TROPHY

(Carlisle Local Committee)

Award for Achievement in the District

Cllr Steve Layden

Mayor of Carlisle

Dalston  
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VILLAGE PRESENTATIONS        
WINDERMERE LAKE CRUISES TROPHY Best Small Village Cllr. Wendy Maddox

Mayor of Dalton

Bolton-in-Appleby - Gold  
         
STRIKES, HOUGHTON HALL TROPHY Best  Village Cllr. Wendy Maddox

Mayor of Dalton

Cartmel - Gold Houghton - Gold

Kirkoswald - Gold

         
LAKE DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK TROPHY Best Large Village Cllr. Wendy Maddox

Mayor of Dalton

Dalston - Gold  
         
TOWN PRESENTATIONS        
INNOVIA FILMS TROPHY Best Urban Community No Entry    
         
JENNINGS TROPHY Best Small Town

Adam Naylor

Deputy Lord Lieutenant

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

Adam Naylor

Deputy Lord Lieutenant

Dalton-in-Furness - Silver Gilt  
         
COASTAL RESORT  

Adam Naylor

Deputy Lord Lieutenant

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

Adam Naylor

Deputy Lord Lieutenant

Kendal - Silver-Gilt Workington - Silver-Gilt
         
TOWN CENTRE COMPETITION  

No Entry

   
         
KIMBERLY CLARK TROPHY

Best Village Overall

Adam Naylor

Deputy Lord Lieutenant

Bolton-in-Appleby - Gold  
         
RICKERBY LTD. TROPHY

Best Overall Town & Urban Community

Adam Naylor

Deputy Lord Lieutenant

Keswick - Silver-Gilt  
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MEDAL AWARDS        
  Gold   Bolton-in-Appleby

Bothel

Cartmel

Cummersdale

Dalston

Houghton

Kirkoswald

Threlkeld

 
  Silver Gilt  

Broughton-in-Furness

Dalton-in-Furness

Grange-over-Sands

Kendal

Keswick

Maryport

Silloth

Workington

 
 

Silver

 

Ambleside

Cockermouth

Penrith BID

Wigton

 
  Improvement  

Aspatria

 

 

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

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