NEWBURY IN BLOOM 2022 WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
The Newbury in Bloom 2022 campaign presentation evening took place at St Nicolas Church Hall on Friday 30 September with The Mayor of Newbury, Cllr Gary Norman, together with the sponsors, presenting the awards to the very deserving winners. There were a total of 17 awards presented in the 6 categories this year.
The winners of each category were presented with a handmade Lazy Susan which was ‘burn etched’ by local artist, Naomi Lunn, together with a certificate and a prize from the sponsors for each category.
Cllr Jon Gage, Chair of the Town Council’s Green Spaces Working Group said, “We were so pleased with the effort everyone had made this year for our Newbury in Bloom campaign especially with the unusually dry and hot conditions which would have made it even more challenging. The judges were pleased to see ‘bug hotels’, ‘bird boxes’ and ‘bee friendly’ planting incorporated into the entrants’ planting schemes, which will increase biodiversity on the sites and, in turn, help the current climate emergency.
Also, the inventive ways that people collected and limited their water use this year will be limiting the impact on the carbon footprint.
Newbury looks spectacular throughout the year and it’s great to see so many people putting in that extra effort and showing what can be done to enhance our town for everyone to enjoy.
Cllr Gage added, “I would like to congratulate everyone who took part and a huge ‘thank you’ to our sponsors Sundog Hire & Maintenance, Green Tips, Rivar Sand & Gravel and the Yew Tree Garden Centre who generously donated a £100 prize for each winner”.