Winners announced for ‘Top of the Plots’
Published on 20th October 2014
Cheltenham Borough Council has announced the winners of its annual allotment competition in a prize-giving ceremony held in the council chamber.
30 certificates and 11 trophies were awarded overall, with the Mayor presenting the awards.
Phil Roberts won the newcomers trophy for his ‘no dig’ allotment at Hayden Road site. Mr and Mrs Sadowska, also at Hayden Road site, triumphed in the general section with their highly productive plot overflowing with vegetables.
The winner of the senior section was Ken Lewis from Asquith Road site, a very familiar face at the competition awards.
The overall winner for best plot in the competition was Brian Bailey for his immaculate plot at the Reddings Road site.
Other winners included John Raven, top newcomer at Midwinter site, Mel Bourne and Pat Donleavy for their help to others at the Hayden Road site and Kathy Shaw and Gill Allen for their work as volunteer wardens at Midwinter site.
Fiona Warin, allotment officer for Cheltenham Borough Council was impressed with the overall appearance of the sites and plots during judging this year, saying: “We’ve had a great growing season and it was fantastic to see so many excellent plots and so many entrants in the competition. The standards were higher than ever.”
Councillor Chris Coleman, cabinet member for clean and green environment, added: “A big thank you must go to all our competition entrants and congratulations to the winners. This event promotes good use and maintenance of allotment plots and the standards set by the winners help to inspire everyone on site.”
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