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South and South East in Bloom results revealed

PUBLISHED: 13:17 21 September 2009 | UPDATED: 16:14 20 February 2013

South and South East in Bloom 2009

South and South East in Bloom 2009

Gardening enthusiasts from Cranbrook in Bloom are celebrating after receiving a silver gilt award and winning the best small town category in the South and south East in Bloom contest, sponsored and supported by Southern Water.<br/>The full list of wi...

Gardening enthusiasts from Cranbrook in Bloom are celebrating after receiving a silver gilt award and winning the best small town category in the South & South East in Bloom contest, sponsored and supported by Southern Water.


Nearly 400 guests attended a prestigious awards ceremony at The Grand in Brighton and to mark their success, representatives from Cranbrook in Bloom were presented with an engraved glass trophy by Sussex Life editor, Jonathan Keeble.


This year was the most popular South & South East in Bloom ever with more than 200 entrants across 15 different categories including towns, villages, parks and neighbourhoods. There were also a number of other discretionary awards (see full list of winners below).


South & South East in Bloom is one of 18 regions in the UK which encourages communities of all sizes to make positive and lasting sustainable improvements to their local environments. Southern Water's support and sponsorship has enabled the competition to quadruple in size since 2002, not only enhancing local communities but also encouraging us all to avoid wasting water.


Jill Williamson and Joyce Gutkowska from Cranbrook in Bloom picked up the award, and Joyce said: "It's a glorious surprise and we're totally shocked."


Chairman of South & South East in Bloom, Peter Holman, said: "It's been a fantastic year and we're delighted that once again Southern Water has sponsored the event. The competition is all about gardening and horticulture, making areas look attractive and communities pulling together, as well as promoting the need to care for the environment and sustainability. I'd like to congratulate everyone who makes a contribution to making the South & South East a great place to live, work and visit."


Andy Shaddick, Public Affairs Manager at Southern Water, said: "This competition is a great example of people taking care of their environment and using water wisely. As ever, we've seen some outstanding entries from dedicated individuals and groups, and thanks to their hard work, we've got some wonderful places to visit across the counties."


The contest welcomes entries from East and West Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Hampshire, The Isle of Wight, East & North Dorset and East Wiltshire. Entrants were awarded bronze, silver, silver gilt or gold awards, with an overall winner chosen from each category. Marks were awarded according to a number of criteria, including how efficient the entrants were with water and other natural resources.


South & South East in Bloom Results 2009



Champion of Champions



Doddington in Bloom (Village)- Bronze


Chichester in Bloom (Large Town) - Silver


Hartfield (Small Village) - Silver Gilt


Limpsfield in Bloom (Large Village) - Gold


Rustington in Bloom (Town) - Gold & Category Winner



South East Entries



Small City


Horsham in Bloom - Gold


Crawley - Gold & Category Winner



Large Town (Judged across both regions)


East Grinstead in Bloom - Silver Gilt


Hailsham - Silver Gilt


Sittingbourne in Bloom - Silver Gilt


Littlehampton in Bloom - Silver Gilt & Category Winner



City Centre (Judged across both regions)


Chichester in Bloom - Silver Gilt & Category Winner



Town (Judged across both regions)


Newhaven - Silver



Town Centre


Banstead Town Centre - Certificate


Redhill Town Centre - Certificate


Gravesend Town Centre - Silver


Horley Town Centre - Silver


Reigate Town Centre - Silver


Farnham in Bloom - Silver Gilt


Crawley Town Centre - Gold & Category Winner



Small Town


Arundel in Bloom - Silver


Forest Row in Bloom - Silver


Hersham in Bloom - Silver


Battle Town - Silver Gilt


Claygate in Bloom - Silver Gilt


Cranbrook in Bloom - Silver Gilt & Category Winner



Coastal over 12001 (Judged across both regions)


Bexhill in Bloom - Silver


Bognor in Bloom - Silver Gilt


Herne Bay- Silver Gilt & Category Winner



Urban Community (Judged across both regions)


Ash Parish Council - Silver


Hampden Park in Bloom - Silver


Kemptown in Bloom - Silver Gilt


Aldwick in Bloom - Silver Gilt & Category Winner


Large Village


Five Oak Green - Silver


Westcott in Bloom - Silver


Bletchingley in Bloom - Silver Gilt


Eynsford in Bloom - Silver Gilt


Tatsfield - Silver Gilt & Category Winner



Small Village


Coldred - Silver Gilt & Category Winner



Neighbourhoods 0-300


Friends of Goffs Park, Crawley - Improvement


Wadhurst Close Eco Garden, Hampden Park - Improvement


Adur View Retirement Housing, Upper Beeding -Merit


Essex Mews, Essex Place, Newhaven -Merit


Newhaven Heights, Newhaven - Merit


Norfolk Gardens (East) Residents Association, Littlehampton - Merit


Spencer Square Residents Association, Ramsgate - Merit


St. Aubyns Mead, Rottingdean - Merit


St. Peters Green, Upper Beeding - Merit


Bolney Court Residents, Crawley - Outstanding


Dingemans Court, Steyning - Outstanding


Elm Grove Lane Neighbourhood Scheme, Steyning - Outstanding


Greystones, Reigate - Outstanding


Ingrams Community Allotments, Bexhill - Outstanding


St. Martins Gardening Club, Battle - Outstanding


Senlac Gardeners, Battle - Outstanding



Neighbourhoods 301-1000


Church Farm Gardens Ltd., Rustington - Merit


East Broyle Residents Association, Chichester - Merit


West Quay, Newhaven - Merit


Worth Conservation Area, Crawley - Merit


Whyke Estate Community Association, Chichester - Outstanding



Neighbourhoods 1000+


Newhaven Valley, Newhaven - Merit


Bewbush Action Group, Crawley - Merit


Parklands Residents Association, Chichester - Merit


Sandwich Town, Sandwich - Merit



Country Park (Judged across both regions)


Drove Park, Newhaven - Silver


Hailsham Country Park, Hailsham - Silver


Beacon Hill Nature Reserve, Rottingdean - Silver


Brookfield Park, Littlehampton - Silver Gilt


Brandy Hole Copse, Chichester - Silver Gilt



Park/Large Garden (Judged across both regions)


West Green Park, Crawley - Silver


East Court Estate, East Grinstead - Silver


Hotham Park, Bognor - Silver Gilt


Priory Park, Chichester - Silver Gilt


Priory Park, Reigate - Silver Gilt & Category Winner



Recreation/Small Park


Litten Gardens, Chichester - Silver


Create-it Jubilee Garden, Forest Row - Silver Gilt


Manor Green Park, Selsey - Silver Gilt


Middle Bourne Lane Community Wildlife Garden, Farnham - Silver Gilt


Horley Recreation Ground, Horley - Silver Gilt


Jubilee Park Garden, Chichester - Silver Gilt


Bishop's Palace Garden, Chichester - Silver Gilt


Princess Diana Memorial Garden, Hampden Park - Silver Gilt


Marine Park Gardens, Aldwick - Silver Gilt


East Beach Pond, Selsey - Silver Gilt


Swanley Village Millennium Green - Gold


Woodlands Recreation Ground, Rustington - Gold & Overall Winner



Discretionary Awards



The Community Gardens Award - Hartfield


The Sustainable Communities Award - Tatsfield


Chairman's Award - John Durham, Farnham


Community Involvement Award - Battle Town, Tatsfield


Community Conservation Award - Highwoods, Bexhill in Bloom The Church Volunteers, Doddington


The Outstanding Contribution Award - Malcolm Moore, Delia Jones


The Commendation Award - Ed & Iris Holbrook, Dave Tilley


The Front Garden Award - Manor Cottage, Aldwick in Bloom


The Pub & Restaurant Award - The Captains Table, Newhaven


The Floral Display Award - Eynsford in Bloom, Rustington in Bloom


The Improvement Award - Coldred, Westcott in Bloom


Young Gardener/ Gardener of the Year - Katie Thomas


Allotment Site Award - Limpsfield in Bloom


2009 RHS Britain in Bloom - Local Roots Limpsfield in Bloom


Kent Life - Cranbrook in Bloom


Surrey Life - Limpsfield in Bloom


Sussex Life - Rustington in Bloom


Tourism Award - Bexhill-on-Sea





Southern Entries



Small City


Gosport - Silver


Basingstoke in Bloom - Silver Gilt


Havant Borough Council - Silver Gilt


Rushmoor in Bloom Forum - Silver Gilt


Fareham in Bloom - Gold & Category Winner



Large Town - (Judged across both regions)


Alton - Silver Gilt



City Centre - (Judged across both regions)


Salisbury City of Flowers - Silver Gilt



Town - (Judged across both regions)
Upton in Bloom - Silver & Category Winner



Small Town


Fordingbridge - Silver


Wimborne in Bloom - Silver Gilt


Wareham in Bloom - Gold


Liphook in Bloom - Gold & Category Winner



Coastal over 12001 (Judged across both regions)


Southsea - Silver



Coastal under 12000


Lee-on-the-Solent - Silver


Swanage in Bloom - Silver


Christchurch - Silver Gilt & Category Winner



Urban Community (Judged across both regions)


Pan in Bloom - Silver



Neighbourhoods 0-300


Martingale Communal Gardens, Aldershot - Improvement


Portsmouth Day Centre, Portsmouth - Improvement


Chilton Farm Park, Farnborough - Merit


Christ Church Community Garden, Portsmouth - Merit


Four Seasons Urban Garden Project, Portsmouth - Merit


St. Wilfrid's Community Group, Portsmouth - Merit


Shaftesbury Court Farnborough, Hampshire - Outstanding



Neighbourhoods 301-1000


Stamshaw Adventure Playground, Portsmouth - Merit



Neighbourhoods 1000+


Melrose Community Association, Basingstoke - Improvement


Bedhampton Volunteers, Bedhampton - Merit


Friends of Sandy Brow, Waterlooville - Merit


St. Wilfrid's Neighbourhood Watch, Portsmouth - Merit


University of Portsmouth Ravelin Park, Portsmouth - Outstanding



Country Park - (Judged across both regions)


Holly Hill Woodland Park - Gold & Overall Winner



Park/Large Garden - (Judged across both regions)


Gilkicker, Gosport - Silver Gilt



Recreation/Small Park


Foster Gardens, Gosport - Bronze


The Hermitage, Gosport - Bronze


Falkland Gardens, Gosport - Silver


Crescent Gardens, Gosport - Silver Gilt


Public Gardens, Alton - Silver Gilt


Sensory Garden of Reflection, Fareham - Gold & Category Winner




Discretionary Awards



The Community Gardens Award - Priory Close, Christchurch


The Sustainable Communities Award - Liphook


The Landscape Award - The Library, Lee-on-Solent


Chairman's Award - Stanpit Marsh, Christchurch


The Outstanding Contribution Award - Heather Othen


The Commendation Award - Constance Gainborough


The Front Garden Award - Pecche Place, Basingstoke


The Pub & Restaurant Award - The Green Man, Wimborne


The Floral Display Award - Salisbury City of Flowers


The Improvement Award - Salisbury City of Flowers


Allotment Site Award - Spitalfields Allotment Site, Alton


Hampshire Life - Liphook in Bloom


Tourism Award - Fareham




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