Bloom team grow to gold!

10:23 27 September 2012

Exmouth in Bloom celebrate their success this week. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref exe 2016-38-12TI To order your copy of this photograph visit www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Exmouth in Bloom celebrate their success this week. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref exe 2016-38-12TI To order your copy of this photograph visit www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Archant

Volunteers have once again struck gold after winning a slew of awards at the recent South West in Bloom competition.

At an awards ceremony in Weston-super-Mare, Exmouth in Bloom won an RHS Gold Award in the class competing for the St Bridget Cup.

It was the fourth time in five years they have won a gold award –in 2010 the team did not enter because district council budget cuts meant they had to rethink their fundraising strategy.

The team also collected four ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ awards including Kingston Road Community Group who were recognised for their restoration of a Devon bank with a level 1 ‘Establishing Award’.

Camperdown Terrace gained a level two ‘Improving Award’ while Brixington Primary School achieved a level three ‘Developing Award’.

Exmouth Quay residents achieved an ‘Outstanding Award’.

Exmouth also received two discretionary awards, the first being the Viridor School Composting trophy, which went to Brixington Primary School.

The Barry Cruse MBE trophy for the best website of the competition entrants was received in tribute to the late Debs Graham, daughter of Exmouth in Bloom Chairman Pat Graham, who died earlier this year.

Pat said: “We didn’t quite manage to win the St Bridget Cup which went to Newquay, but there is always next year. We shall at least be able to fly our gold award flag again.

“We are disappointed that we didn’t regain the St Bridget Cup, but we are delighted with the gold award

“The category is always very tight, and I think there were four towns (in the large coastal town category) who received gold awards which is quite a lot given that not many gold awards were given out in other categories this year, but a lot of silver gilts.

“We shall continue with our wildflower bank (on Marine way) and perhaps next year we will increase the numbers of our neighbourhood entries to 12 and we will be contacting our members about this.

“Thank you to everyone.” who helped and our friends group who without them this would not have been possible.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 18:30
A previous Exmouth RNLI ball. Ref exe 8459-42-14SH Picture: Emma Crane-Woodman

Exmouth RNLI is holding its fundraising ball at Ocean on Saturday, September 10.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:17

District chiefs are introducing a new levy on developers to pay for infrastructure such as school places, new roads, and sports pitches.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:54

Voluntary organisations and community groups are being invited to book their places on East Devon District Council’s free annual Working Together for the Future of East Devon conference.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:50

Plans for up to eight new homes in Littleham have been approved by East Devon District Council.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30
Members of Topsham Flower Club with visitors to their flower exhibition at St Nicholas Methodist church. Ref ext 33-16TI 6160. Picture: Terry Ife

An exhibition designer flourished at Topsham Flower Club’s annual show as her Wimbledon-themed piece scooped top prize.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30

An application to build 350 homes and a school on the edge of Brixington, Lympstone and Woodbury has been opposed by Exmouth Town Council.

Read more
Mon, 12:30
The entrance to the Owen Building. Ref exe 10-16SH 6921. Picture: Simon Horn

Exmouth residents turned out in force to help those working to save the Rolle College site for the town.

Read more
Mon, 06:30
Former Budleigh Salterton Mayor cllr Courtney Richards. Ref exb 7054-21-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Concerns have been raised about ‘mindless’ motorists who use a popular green space in Budleigh Salterton to park their vehicles.

Read more
Sunday, August 28, 2016
The Morris Minor owners club car show took place at the weekend. John, Susannah, Julie, Samuel and Margaret Dawkins with the family 1968 Morris Minor convertible. Ref exe 34-16AW 4357. Picture: Alex Walton.

A classic car show hit top gear in Exmouth as it raised money for Devon Air Ambulance.

Read more
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Pictured here is Sue Stoneman, trustee of the charity receiving, a cheque from the winning netball team, The Comets.

The Exmouth and District Netball League’s recent tournament to celebrate the competition’s 30th anniversary raised £300 for charity.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 15°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications