Chesterfield in Bloom Winners Announced
Chesterfield residents and businesses are celebrating their blooming wonderful results as the Chesterfield in Bloom awards are held.
The annual awards, hosted by Chesterfield Borough Council at Ringwood Hall Hotel, recognise the best gardens and the most green-fingered residents and business owners in the borough.
Taking the top prize for the best overall garden, sponsored by NT Killingley, were Barry and Maureen Lomas. The judges praised their front and back garden massed with hanging baskets, containers of all shapes and sizes and bedding plantings, all maintained to the highest standard.
Councillor Chris Ludlow, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “Every year the standard of entries into the Chesterfield in Bloom competition gets higher and higher making the judges’ decisions more and more difficult.
“Congratulations to all of the winners and to everyone who took the time to enter. Their efforts to help keep Chesterfield vibrant and green are very much appreciated.”
This comes as Chesterfield has received a prestigious gold award in the East Midlands in Bloom awards for the second year running.
Judges from the East Midlands in Bloom committee visited the borough in the summer to assess the borough’s entry in the competition.
The judges were impressed with the levels of community involvement – particularly the members of the Chesterfield in Bloom committee as well as the flower displays in the town centre and the enthusiasm of the children from Spire Infant School.
Angel Fernandez for NT Killingley said "The Chesterfield in Bloom competition brings residents and businesses together with the aim of brightening up our town, supporting these awards is just one of the ways in which we can give back to the local community.
The standard of entries this year was very high, we are all very pleased that the hard work and dedication by Barry and Maureen Lomas has been recognised with the NT Killingley Best Overall Garden Award."