List of Awards 2017

1.   East Ward Small

1st - 155 Moorgate

2nd - 39 Gomersall Close

3rd -  9 Haddon Rd

2.   East Ward Large

1st - 9 Welham Rd

3rd - 1 St Helen’s Rd

4th - 8 Cornwall Rd

3.   North Ward Small

1st - 4 Clifton Way

2nd - 5 Tiln Court

3rd -  22 Redforde Park Drive

4.   North Ward Large

1st - 1 Redforde Park Road

2nd - 1 Tiln Court

3rd - 118 Camborne Crescent

5.   South Ward Small

1st  26 The Oval

2nd  2 Broadleigh Court

6.   South Ward Large

1st 33 High street

2nd Roundhay, High Street

7.   West Ward Small

1st 9 West Pk Place

1st 2 West Pk Place

3rd 12 Northumbria Drive

8.   West Ward Large

1st 2A Ordsall Pk Rd

2nd 30 Ordsall RD

9.   Award of Excellence – Rectory Barn

10.            Consistently Outstanding/Award of Excellence – 17 Cornwall Road

11.            Best Wildlife – 41 High Street

12.            Judges Award - Gomersall Close in particular 31 & 33

Pubs:

1st.                 Whitehouses Inn

2nd.      The Dominie Cross

3rd.       Ye Olde Sun Inn

 

Judges Commendation -  Idle Valley Tap

 

Shop & Business Fronts

1st.                    Malcolm's Taxis

2nd.          Pure Photography Studio

3rd.           Kings Coffee Shop

 

Schools – Potato Growing

1st St Josephs

2nd Thrumpton Primary

3rd Ordsall Primary

 

Most Improved – St Swithuns

Maggie Battersby Award – Carr Hill

 

Category - Certificates of Appreciation:

Acer Landscapes

The Retford Times

 

Category – Community Awards:

Rotary Club of Retford

Taste

Boots

 

Thanks:

Icon Aerospace Technology

TSL

Business Forum

Click the link below to see pictures of the winning gardens 2017 if you have Powerpoint

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Retford is Blooming Fantastic - 2016

Green-fingered successes were honoured with a presentation of awards for the best entries in the Retford in Bloom competition.

The annual contest captured the imagination an gardening skills of businesses, residents and school children.

A ceremony was held in the ballroom at Retford Town Hall, with the awards being presented on behalf of the Civic Society by the President  of Retford Rotary Club, David Towers together with the Deputy Mayor Helen Richards.  Gardeners of all ages and sizes, from primary school children to older and far more experienced people, gathered to receive their certificates and enjoy an excellent buffet afterwards.   

The Rotary Club of Retford ( Percy Laws Memorial Fund) sponsored this year’s event.

This year certificates were awarded in four main categories – residential, shop and business fronts, public houses and schools, together with special community awards.

Chairman of the Civic Society, Derek Turner said: ‘Thanks are due to all gardeners in Retford – not just the winners – for helping to make our town such a pleasant place in which to live.’

The winners of this year’s Retford in Bloom were:

Best Front Garden:

East Ward:

Large Garden – 1 St Helen’s Road & 12 Park Lane.

 Small Garden – 39 Gomersall Close.

West Ward:

Large Garden – The Barn, Rectory Road.

Small Garden- 9 West Park Place.

North Ward:

Large Garden – 95 North Road.

Small Garden – 4 Clifton Way.

South Ward:

Large Garden – 33 High Street, Ordsall.

Small Garden – 17 Gleneagles Way, Ordsall.

Shield for the Best Public House Display:

Winner:  The Whitehouses

Best Floral Shop and Business Front:

1st Place: Kings Coffee Shop and Furnishings

Certificate of Appreciation: Grove Street Methodist Church

Best Primary School/Play Group Project - Onion Growing

=1st Place: Largest Onion – Ordsall Primary School & St Joseph’s RC Primary School

1st Place: Total Weight of Onions Grown – Ordsall Primary School

The Maggie Battersby Shield was presented to Thrumpton Primary School for the second year running to acknowledge the continuing development of the school garden and growing projects throughout the school. The award was presented by John and Dominic Battersby.

Community Awards:

  • Shirley Pickersgill for her work over many years creating floral displays at Retford Bowls Club.
  • Retford Civic Society Litter Pickers for their work keeping Retford clean and tidy.
  • Alf Needham for maintaining the flower borders in front of Goodwin Hall for many years.
  • Bassetlaw District Council – Horticulture – Parks and Open Spaces for the high standard of maintenance of Kings’ Park and the floral displays throughout the town.

Certificates of Appreciation

  • Retford Business Forum for their support of the Retford Hanging Basket Scheme.
  • Kierson Window and Timber Restoration for jointly sponsoring the Retford Hanging Basket Scheme.
  • Traffic Labour Systems (TLS) for jointly sponsoring the Retford Hanging Basket Scheme

 

 

 Retford is Blooming Fantastic -2015

Green-fingered successes were honoured with a presentation of awards for the best entries in the Retford in Bloom competition.

The annual contest captured the imagination and gardening skills of businesses, residents and school children.

A ceremony was held in the ballroom at Retford Town Hall, with the awards being presented on behalf of the Civic Society by the President Elect of Retford Rotary Club, David Towers. The Rotary Club of Retford sponsored this year’s event.      

This year certificates were awarded in four main categories – residential, shop and business fronts,  public houses and schools, together with special community awards.

Chairman of the Civic Society, Derek Turner said: ‘Thanks are due to all gardeners in Retford – not just the winners – for helping to make our town such a pleasant place in which to live.’

The winners of 2015 Retford in Bloom are :

Best Front Garden:

East Ward :

Large Garden – 5 Palmer Road. Small Garden – 12 St Saviours Close.

West Ward:

Large Garden –  2 West Park Place. Small Garden- 23 Whinney Moor Way.

North Ward :

Large Garden – 7 Earls Court. Small Garden – 17 Redforde Park Avenue.

South Ward:

Large Garden – 41 High Street, Ordsall. Small Garden – 59 The Oval, Ordsall.

 

Shield for the Best Public House Display:

Winner :  The Black Boy

2nd Place:  Ye Olde Sun Inn        3rd Place: The Hop Pole

 

The Whitehouses also received a special award for consistently providing excellent floral displays over a number of years.

 

Best Floral Shop and Business Front :

1st Place: Kings’ Gym & Hair Boutique

2nd Place: Kings’ Furnishing & Coffee Shop.     3rd Place: Malcolm’s Taxi

 

Best Primary School/Play Group Project - Potato Growing

1st Place: Bracken Lane Primary School

2nd Place: Hallcroft Infant School.    3rd Place: West Street Playgroup

The Maggie Battersby Shield was presented to Thrumpton Primary School to acknowledge the continuing development of the school garden and growing projects throughout the school.

Ordsall Primary School also received an award for their Retford in Bloom inspired Insect Garden.

 

Community Award:

The 2015 Community Award was presented to the Kings’ Park Volunteers in recognition of their valuable contribution to the green landscape of Retford by supporting the work of the Kings’ Park ground staff.

 

Certificates of Appreciation were presented to:

  • Keith Somers and his team at Bassetlaw District Council – Horticulture – Parks and Open Spaces
  • Wharton’s Printers Limited – for their continued support of Retford in Bloom
  • Wendy Turner and her team at Bassetlaw District Council – Environmental Health - for supporting litter picks
  • Stuart Ellison – BDC – for maintaining the floral displays around town to a very high standard in 2015
  • The Community Service Payback team for all their work maintaining and improving Arlington Way
  • Butch Barnsdale, Gavin Johnston and Roger Jones for maintenance work around town

 

 

Retford is Blooming Fantastic 2014

 

Green-fingered successes were honoured with a presentation of awards for the best entries in the Retford in Bloom competition.

The annual contest captured the imagination and gardening skills of businesses, residents and school children.

A ceremony was held in the ballroom at Retford Town Hall, with the awards presented on behalf of the Civic Society by the Town Mayor, Councillor Ann Battey and the President of Retford Rotary Club Jack Anderson. The Rotary Club of Retford sponsored this year’s event.      

This year certificates were awarded in four main categories – residential, shop and business fronts, schools and public houses, with a special community award.

Chairman of the Civic Society, Derek Turner said: ‘Thanks are due to all gardeners in Retford – not just the winners – for helping to make our town such a pleasant place in which to live.’

The winners of this year’s Retford in Bloom are :

Best Front Garden:

East Ward :

Large Garden – 17 Cornwall Road. Small Garden – 18 Pennington Walk.

West Ward:

Large Garden –  3 Babworth Crescent. Small Garden- Rectory Barn, Rectory Road.

North Ward :

Large Garden – 12 The Bungalow, Windsor Road. Small Garden – 11 The Bungalow, Windsor  Road.

South Ward:

Large Garden – 33 High Street, Ordsall. Small Garden – 17 Gleneagles Way.

 

Shield for the Best Public House Display:

Winner :  The Whitehouses

2nd PlaceThe Black Boy        3rd Place: The Galway Arms

Best Floral Shop and Business Front :

1st Place: Anne Wilkinson

2nd Place: Kings’ Furnishing & Coffee Shop.     3rd Place: Care Matters Mobility

Best Primary School Project - Potato Growing

Joint 1st Place: Carr Hill Primary School & Thrumpton Primary School

2nd Place: St Swithuns C of E Primary School.    3rd Place: Hallcroft Children’s Centre

 

A Special Award was presented to Bracken Lane Primary School to acknowledge the continuing development of the school garden and growing projects throughout the school.

Community Award:

 

The 2014 Community Award was presented to The Hop Pole in recognition of their valuable contribution to the green landscape of Retford by developing not only the floral displays around the pub but also the bank of the Chesterfield Canal for the pleasure of the community.

 

 

 

RETFORD IN BLOOM 2013

The results for 2013 are listed below,

Best Front Garden  

East Ward 27 Grove Coach Road

West Ward 2a Ordsall Park Road

North Ward 7 Earls Court

South Ward 17 Gleneagles Way & 33 High Street

Shield for Best Public House Display

Winner  Black Boy

 

Highly Commended The Galway Arms and The Whitehouses

Best Floral Shop and Business Front

Winner          Care Matters

Highly Commended King's Furnishings and Anne Wilkinson

Best Primary School Project & Coronation Theme

Winner         Ordsall Primary School

Highly Commended Bracken Lane Primary School & Carr Hill Primary School

Best Secondary School Project & Coronation Theme

Winner            Retford Oaks Academy

Certificates of Appreciation went to

Bassetlaw Parks and Gardens Dept.

Hallcroft Infant School for tree planting

Acer Landscapes Ltd for Oaks Rounabout

The Rum Runner for their Magical Garden

Trinity Hospital

The Friends of King's Park

Hallcroft Children's Centre for theirnew garden

Special Individual Certificates of Appreciation were awarded to Andy Burton For his volunteer work in King's Park and to Jane Brown for developing Hallcroft Children's Centre Garden.