Competition Results 2015

Wimborne in Bloom's Annual Prizegiving took place on Saturday at Allenbourn Middle School. A week after the Regional Awards Ceremony when Wimborne won a Gold Medal for the second year in succession those gathered were delighted when the news was announced. Chairman, Richard Nunn also announced that the 'In Bloom Team' had been awarded the prestigious Regional Chairman's Award and also a Silver Gilt award for Redcotts Recreation Ground. St. John's First School won a Gold Award and Wimborne First School a Bronze Award in the Regional School's Competition. Grateful thanks was expressed to all those who had helped Wimborne in Bloom to achieve such magnificent results.

rt and Poetry winners

Art and Poetry winners together with the Mayor Cllr Shane Bartlett, Chairman of Wimborne in Bloom Richard Nunn and Schools Co-ordinator and Committee Member of Wimborne in Bloom Susie Gatrell

Once again the Prizegiving was split into two events, the first for both the Schools and Adults Art and Poetry Competitions and secondly the main Wimborne in Bloom Competition. The Mayor, Cllr. Shane Bartlett presented the prizes for both events. Local Nurseries and Garden Centres provided garden vouchers to be spent at their centres for the main Competition with Lester Brunt Wealth Management's donation funding the children's prizes. Mrs Pam Perry continued her support by sponsoring the Poetry Competition which her late husband Cllr John Perry sponsored when he was Town Mayor.

Local Competition winners

Local Competition winners with the Mayor, Chairman of Wimborne in Bloom (back left) and Kevin Randall , Chairman of Wimborne Town Lodge, Moose International (next to Richard Nunn, back left)

All prizewinners received a Certificate, kindly produced and donated by Moose International, Wimborne Town Lodge with special thanks to Michael Randall for preparing them all whilst Kevin Randall, their Chairman, was present to award trophies donated by them. Other winners in the main competition also received Trophies in the different categories.

The Town now has to wait another month before the results of the Britain on Bloom National Competition are announced. On the last occasion we were entered in 2012 the Town won the National Small Town Title. Can we hope to have achieved this award again?

1 BEST SHOP WINDOW DISPLAY DEPICTING 'RIVERS OF WIMBORNE' Trophy presented by Wimborne Minster Chamber of Trade.
1 The Walnut Tree (Jan Mouzer)
=2 Fairground (Maureen Pascall)
=2 The Priest's House Museum (Eileen Carter)
2a BEST OVERALL OUTSIDE DISPLAY - HOTEL, GUEST HOUSE, PUBLIC HOUSE, OR RESTAURANT (WITHIN TOWN BOUNDARY) Trophy presented by The Daily Echo
1 The Green Man (Margaret & Andrew Kiff)
2 The Cricketers Arms (Jeremy Walton)
3 The Rising Sun (Nicola Bishop)
2b BEST OVERALL OUTSIDE DISPLAY - HOTEL, GUEST HOUSE, PUBLIC HOUSE OR RESTAURANT (COUNTRY DISTRICT WITHIN 3 MILES OF TOWN CENTRE) Trophy presented by Stewart's Nurseries
1 The Horn's Inn (Steve Orr)
=2 The Old Inn (Simon Pickup)
=2 The Barley Mow (Veronica Tanner)
2c BEST OVERALL OUTSIDE DISPLAY - BUSINESS PREMISES NOT ENTERED UNDER 2a OR 2b Trophy presented by Canford Crafts Gallery
1 Collective Mill Lane Precinct (Suzanne John)
2 Reflections (Claire Wagstaff)
3 Nicholas O'Hara
3 BEST GARDEN OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WHERE AN ENTRANCE FEE IS PAID Trophy presented by Cllr & Mrs Robin Cook, Town Mayor & Mayoress 2006-7
1 Wimborne Model Town (Greg Hoare)
2 Priest's House Museum (Emma Ayling)
4 BEST CHURCH, CHURCHYARD OR MEMORIAL GARDEN Trophy presented by Ruth Blaug
1 Wimborne United Reformed Church (Keith Dorling)
2 Elim Church (Eric Heylem)
3 Minster Church (Margaret Turner)
5 BEST SCHOOL GARDENS OR GROUNDS Trophy presented by Anthony & Christine Oliver
1 St John's First School (Liz West)
2 Wimborne First School (Sarah Lynch)
6a BEST FRONT GARDEN VISIBLE FROM THE ROAD - ANNUAL GARDEN Trophy presented by Moose International Wimborne 216 in memory of Alec Moore
1 13 Venator Place (Anthony Hannam)
2 25 Day's Court (Garry Hutchings)
3 14 Fairfield Road (Raymond Steele)
6b BEST FRONT GARDEN VISIBLE FROM THE ROAD - PERENNIAL GARDEN Trophy presented by Moose International Wimborne 216
1 25 Day's Court (Garry Hutchings)
2 14 Chene Road (Peter Sargeant)
3 10 Elizabeth Road (Geof & Jill Haywood)
6c BEST FRONT GARDEN VISIBLE FROM THE ROAD -
1 TIME ENTRY Trophy presented by the residents of Coppercourt Leaze
1 4 Parmiter Drive (June & Colin Sawyer)
2 3 Richmond Road (Robert Wareham)
3 14 Fairfield Road (Raymond Steele)
7 BEST BACK GARDEN Trophy presented by Cllr Mrs Ivy Ellis Town Mayor 2002-3
1 11C Oakley Hill (Jean Hooker)
2 31 West Borough (Susan Dibben)
3 32 Greenhays Rise (Julia Cornborough)
8 BEST COMMUNAL GARDEN OR GROUP OF HOUSES Trophy presented by East Boro Housing Trust
1 Victoria Place Gardening Club (Malcolm Haynes)
2 Moray Court (Reg Chick)
3 Westfield House (Lana Kozmin)
9a PRIVATE DWELLING - BEST HANGING BASKET Trophy presented by Littlebanks Nursery
1 14 Chene Road (Peter Sargeant)
2 6 Melverley Gdns (Graham Taylor)
3 41 Grove Road (June Bealing)
9b PRIVATE DWELLING - BEST OVERALL DISPLAY OF HANGING AND OR WALL BASKETS, TUBS OR CONTAINERS Trophy presented by Joy Stride
1 14 Chene Road (Peter Sargeant)
2 41 Grove Road (June Bealing)
3 3 Helic House (Robin Hutchings)
10 BEST DISPLAY SURROUNDING TOWN SIGN Trophy presented by the Millenium Mayor, Cllr Mrs Diann March
1 Victoria Road (Stella & Derek Foote)
2 The Tree Stump (Keith Bartlett)
3 Leigh Road (Ralph Wyatt)
   

Art and Poetry Competition Results

Wimborne in
Bloom Art and Poetry Competition winners
who were able to attend the photocall together with the
Chairman of Wimborne in Bloom Richard Nunn

Wimborne in Bloom Art and Poetry Competition winners who were able to attend the photocall together with the Chairman of Wimborne in Bloom Richard Nunn

The Wimborne in Bloom Adult and Schools Competitions for Art and Poetry have again proved very popular. Over 450 entries were received for the Schools Art Competition and 180 for the Schools Poetry Competition. Wimborne in Bloom thanks the participating schools for their ongoing support for without this support there would be no competition. The theme for both competitions this year was "Rivers of Wimborne" and entrants depicted many and varied aspects on this theme

This year we had a whole family who entered for both Poetry and Art competitions and one talented child who received a prize in both the poetry and art competition.

The Schools Art Competition was judged by the Mayor and Mayoress of Wimborne Minster, Cllr. Shane Bartlett and Mrs Tracey Bartlett, who had a difficult job in selecting the winners from a high standard of entries. Likewise, the panel of judges for the poetry were given a hard task as the standards were high in both Adult and Children’s competitions. The junior schools which entered both the poetry and art this year included St Johns, Pamphill and, Wimborne First. A number of pupils from Queen Elizabeth’s School also entered the Art Competition. In all there were nineteen art prizes and seven poetry prizes awarded.

Entries were also received for both Adult Poetry and Art competitions. Again the standard was high and gave judges a difficult task.