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Loughborough in Bloom 2010

Loughborough was competing in the small city category and managed a Silver Gilt for 2010. This was an improvement on 2009 when we achieved a Silver.

We also received the following special awards:

  • T & D Randalls Waste Systems award for the least littered environment.
  • Judges award for the members of the Thorpe Acre Residents Association, who have enthusiastically carried out improvements, planting and care of their local green.

Finally, Mr. Harry Cook of Forest Road, Loughborough received the Frank Constable award for the best front garden.


Community groups

Five community groups have been recognised for playing a massive part in helping Loughborough’s in Bloom bid and impressing the judges with their gardening projects;

  • Voluntary Action Charnwood
  • Glebe House Project
  • Thorpe Acre Residents’ Association
  • Chapman Street Gardening Association
  • Shelthorpe Community Association

Mayor of Charnwood, Councillor Jill Vincent, and East Midlands in Bloom Chairman Jeff Bates, presented each group with a Royal Horticultural Society in your neighbourhood award at a special ceremony at Charnwood Borough Council’s offices.


Local awards

The results of this year's local competitions were as follows:

  • Best Blooming front garden competitionHarry Cooks Garden
    • 1st Susan Simpson
    • 2nd Harry Cooke
    • 3rd Bet Buchanan
    • 4th Roger and Glenys Gentle
    • 5th John Cope
  • Best school garden
    • Mountfields School
  • Tallest Sunflower

    • 1st - St Mary's Catholic Primary School - 38ft 4in
    • 2nd - Loughborough Church of England Primary School - 38ft 1in
    • 3rd - Outwoods Edge Primary School - 36ft 7in
    • Highly Commended - Cobden, Holywell and Robert Bakewell
  • Individual Competition

    • 1st - Ronnie & Zach Morris - Sunflower at Buckingham Drive - 14ft 6in.
    • 2nd - Khyle & Chloe Limmage - Sunflower at Beaumont Road - 12'31/2in.
    • 3rd - Adam & Faye Clarke - Sunflower at Pytchley Drive - 11ft 2in.
    • 5 others were Highly commended having reached a height of at least 6ft.


Other Best Blooming competitions

There are also several other competitions which are open to members of the public, schools and businesses in the Loughborough area and these are listed as follows:

  • Best spring bulb display - Harry Cooke
  • Best hanging basket - Nancy Cope
  • Best allotment plot - Andrea Jackson & Arthur Goulde (Park Farm Allotments)
  • Best school recycling scheme - Mountfields School
  • Best retail business - Tylers
  • Best business or office unit - Environmental waste control Ltd
  • Best pub/hotel/guest house/ restaurant
    • 1st The Beacon
    • 2nd The Griffin
    • 3rd The Moon and Bell
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