The 2018 Newbury in Bloom Presentation evening took place at the Corn Exchange, Newbury on 19 September 2018. The Mayor of Newbury, Cllr Margo Payne, together with the sponsors presented the awards to the very deserving winners. There were a total of 45 entries received for the six categories this year.
All entrants were invited to attend on the evening and were presented with certificates for participating.
The winners were presented with a trophy, beautifully handcrafted and engraved by local Wood turner, Alan Hulford, together with a certificate and a prize from the sponsors for each category.
The winners and runners up were as follows:
Schools and Colleges – sponsored by Rivar Sand and Gravel
Winner – St John the Evangelist CE Nursery & Infant School
Runners up – St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
Allotments – sponsored by Yew Tree Garden Centre
Winner – David Lawrence & James Berry
Runner up – Nicholas Bune
Community Projects – sponsored by Volker Highways
Winner – Carnarvon Place Gardening Club
Runners up – Riverside Centre & Monkey Marsh Bee Meadow
Businesses – sponsored by Sundog Hire
Winner – Naomi House & Jacksplace
Runner up – No.96 Home Gifts
Places of Worship – Sundog Hire
Winner – St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church
Runner up – St Nicolas Church
Almshouses – sponsored by Volker Highways
Winner – 12 – 40 Argyle Road
Runners up – Lower Raymond Almshouses
Public Buildings – sponsored by Continental Landscapes Ltd
Winner – Wharf Toilets Building
Runners up – Town Hall & Parkway Shopping
Councillor Sarah Greenall, Chair of the Working Group driving the campaign, said, “This is now our third year since renewing the campaign. We really felt that Newbury is now starting to see the benefits from this campaign and that this summer our town looked really good. We are so pleased that we have had so many enthusiastic entries and the standard was fabulous. It was very hard to choose the winners as everyone did such a great job”.
Cllr Greenall continued, “I would like to congratulate everyone and thank the Corn Exchange, Newbury and all of our sponsors for their invaluable support in making this year’s campaign such a success. Next year Newbury will be entering the national Britain in Bloom competition and we have high hopes for continuing to improve the appearance and the environment of the Town.”