Mayor hands out bloom trophies

PUBLISHED: 14:56 13 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:47 10 June 2010

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13: MORE than 100 residents, business people, volunteers and civic leaders turned out to Exmouth In Bloom's award ceremony last Thursday night at Exmouth Rugby Club. Mayor Joy Whipps honoured the residents and businesses who not only won recognition as the be

MORE than 100 residents, business people, volunteers and civic leaders turned out to Exmouth In Bloom's award ceremony last Thursday night at Exmouth Rugby Club.Mayor Joy Whipps honoured the residents and businesses who not only won recognition as the best in Exmouth - but whose work ultimately contributed to the town's recent national and regional successes.Exmouth in Bloom volunteers won a slew of awards, including a national trophy for Best Coastal Town category with a population of more than 12,000.While, on a regional level, they bagged a gold award and the St Bridget Cup in the South West in Bloom competition.Residents at the Exmouth Quay and Littleham in Bloom won discretionary awards in recognition of their outstanding efforts embracing the Britain in Bloom campaign. Cllr Whipps dealt out awards in 19 different categories to the best in Exmouth - and overall winners for the second consecutive year were Steve and Kerry Munday, of Tythe Cottage Restaurant, Littleham.Kerry said: "I am absolutely delighted to win this fabulous cup again. "I really did not think I would be lucky enough to win it again."Winner of the Kings Garden and Leisure prize for residential gardens was Carol Street.A delighted Mrs Street, who won a patio table and chairs contributed by the centre, said: "This is my first time of entering. "I cannot believe I have won this wonderful prize.

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