Competion to help gardens bloom

Green-fingered residents in Ashington are being encouraged to showcase their gardens or allotments.

Saturday, 7th May 2016, 7:45 am
Ashington Town Council is looking for entries to its garden competition.

Ashington Town Council is again hosting its popular gardens competition.

There are six categories for residents to enter : Small Garden; Large Garden; Disabled Person’s Garden; Senior Citizen’s Garden; Allotment Garden and Commercial Property and Public House.

Town council chairman and Mayor of Ashington, Coun Ely Turnbull, said: “Following the success of the competition in recent years, there was a unanimous decision it should go ahead as a way of both recognising and rewarding the excellent gardening work undertaken by individual residents in the town.”

Town clerk Mike Slaughter added: “Since the town council reintroduced the competition in 2010, it seems to have generated a real interest within the community to maintain and enhance the environment and outlook in the town.

“The town council hope there will be opportunities in the future to work alongside interested residents for wider events in Ashington.”

The gardens competition for 2016 is being supported by Wansbeck Garden Centre &Café on North Seaton Industrial Estate.

The closing date for entries is Friday, June 17. Judging will take place in July, with an awards evening in September.

Application forms are available from Wansbeck Garden Centre & Café, from the Town Hall on Station Road, by ringing Stephen Humphrey on 01670 620 533 or from