Top Borough Gardeners Recognised
24 October 2008
Carrickfergus in Bloom competition winners and runners-up will receive their well earned certificates and prizes at a prize-giving lunch in Carrickfergus Town Hall
Wondrous floral creativity has once again been recognised by the Carrickfergus in Bloom initiative. Local competition winners and runners-up will receive their well earned certificates and prizes at a prize-giving lunch in Carrickfergus Town Hall today (Friday 24th October 2008) with over 90 people attending the event. Competition categories included Best Kept Garden and Best Kept Container Garden for householders; Best Kept Commercial Premises for commercial organisations; Painting, Poetry and Tallest Sunflower Competitions for young people; and for internet users we have the Virtual Flower Show. At the Lunch, the Chairperson of Parks, Countryside and Amenities Sub-Committee, Alderman May Beattie thanked all those who took part in the competition and made it such a success. “The Carrickfergus in Bloom Community Competitions has really caught the imagination of local people with 2723 people taking part this year. The judges were very impressed by the number of high quality entries, the time and dedication many entrants spend in their gardens is extraordinary and is a credit to them, all who took part should be proud of their achievement's." said Alderman Beattie. “In April we opened Eden Allotment Gardens. To encourage the allotmenteers to be part of the Carrickfergus in Bloom initiative we added the new category of Best Kept Allotment. Having recently visited the allotments I can see that judging the competition was a difficult task. The Best Kept Allotment has been kindly sponsored by Sunnybank Garden Centre.” Alderman Beattie also thanked the other Competition Sponsors who paid for many of the flowerbeds and hanging baskets throughout the Borough. "The success of Carrickfergus in Bloom could not have happened without the generous support of local businesses throughout the Borough of Carrickfergus." "We would also thank our statutory partners that have made Carrickfergus in Bloom such a success. Translink, the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and the Department of Regional Development have helped to improve the beauty of Carrickfergus 365 days a year; with the use of flowers, colourful shrubs, trees and attractive street furniture. As have many local groups in the Borough.“ ended Alderman Beattie. For further details Click Here.
For further information please contact:
Stephen Daye, Parks & Countryside Development Officer, Carrickfergus Borough Council.
Telephone: (028) 9335 8039