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'Fierce competition' for Douglas in Bloom 2019 awards

Saturday, 21 September 2019 16:43

Douglas in Bloom 2019 sparked 'fierce competition' said Regeneration and Community Chair Councillor Stephen Pitts.


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Councillor Pitts was speaking at an awards presentation evening held on Thursday September 19 at Noble's Park Pavilion, where he was joined by the Mayor and Mayoress of Douglas, who presented the prizes, Councillors, head and assistant head of parks Dave Hewes and Graham Newsome respectively and competitors. 


Councillor Pitts went on to say that the three and half days of judging he carried out with Mr Newsome revealed some new entries and a number of allotments that had improved 'in leaps and bounds'.


Sponsors of the competition were:


  • Logistics Training Services
  • Sadlers
  • Shoprite Group
  • Strand Group
  • Watson Nurseries


First place winners were:


The Trevelyan Hotel - Hotel/Guesthouse without Garden



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Mr Ramsden - Private House with Garden


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The Lodge, Saddle Mews - Business Premises


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 Henry Bloom Noble School - Public/Community Garden


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The Lodge, Saddle Mews - Best Residential Area


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Mr and Mrs Harrison - Best Douglas Council Property


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Jean Petri - Conservation, Wildlife and Biodiversity

(Unable to attend)


Eric Quine - Secret Garden


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Laura Jones - Most Improved Allotment


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Mr Corrin - Most Productive Allotment


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Brunswick Gardens - Most Imaginative Floral Display


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