LYDD TOWN COUNCIL
PRESS RELEASE 28th September 2021
Lydd in Bloom 2021
The 2021 Lydd in Bloom presentation evening was held on Monday 27th September in the Council Chamber at the Guild Hall, Lydd where prizes and certificates were awarded to this year’s competition winners.
This was the first presentation evening held in the Guild Hall since Lydd in Lights which was held in December 2019, so it was lovely to welcome everyone to the event.
All the green fingered prize winners were presented with a certificate and a gift voucher for Garden Gems plant nursery and garden centre.
The Lydd in Bloom gardens were preliminary judged by members of Lydd Town Council who were allocated an area to cover and the final judges were the Town Mayor, Cllr Martin Sweeney, the Deputy Mayor Cllr Bob Jones assisted by Mrs Jean Jones and Mr Roger Hooper, Chairman of the Lydd Allotments Association who selected the winners from the shortlists.
The presentation evening was chaired by the Mayor of Lydd who welcomed everyone to the presentation evening and congratulated the winners on their efforts in creating such lovely garden displays. The gift vouchers and certificates were presented by the Mayor and Deputy Mayor and Roger Hooper.
The prize winners were as follows:
The best Allotment Plot in 2019 was chosen as Plot 8 A and B who received a £25 voucher to continue their good work for the most productive and well-tended vegetable garden
The overall winner for Lydd in Bloom 2019 is 97 Station Road who will receive a £25 voucher and they will keep the rose bowl until Lydd in Bloom 2020.
Lydd Town Council funded and awarded the prizes and certificates and continues to be impressed and encouraged by the planting schemes which brighten up our Parish, both Town and Coast and the hard work that our Allotment Plot holders put in.
The Mayor of Lydd, Cllr Graham Snell would like to express his thanks and extend his congratulations to all the winners of this year’s competition and thank Cllr Mrs Jean Jones, and Mr Roger Hooper of the Lydd Allotments Association for their hard work with the judging of the competition.
The winning displays were as follows:
Town – tubs, troughs and baskets
3rd prize £15 voucher 58 Sycamore Close
2nd prize £25 voucher 8 Vinelands
1st prize £35 voucher Star Cottage 18 Station Road
Coast – tubs, troughs and baskets
3rd prize £15 voucher 16 Prior Road
2nd prize £25 voucher 6 Toby Road
1st prize £35 voucher 77 Leonard Road
Town – gardens
3rd prize £15 voucher 31 Sycamore Close
2nd prize £25 voucher 96 High Street
1st prize £35 voucher 85 Manor Road
Coast – gardens
3rd prize £15 voucher 126 Leonard Road
2nd prize £25 voucher 7 Lade Fort
1st prize £35 voucher 79 Leonard Road
3rd prize £15 voucher Royal Oak
2nd prize £25 voucher Brew 32
1st prize £35 voucher Dolphin
1st prize £35 voucher Plot 18/19 C&D
Overall winner £60 voucher 85 Manor Road
Each year the Lydd in Bloom rose bowl is presented to the overall winner of the Lydd in Bloom competition and this year Lydd Town Council has introduced a cup for the best well-tended and productive allotment plot. Both these trophies are held by the winners for one year until the next competition takes place.
In 2013 the Allotment Association Management Team was granted self-management of Lydd Allotments. The then Chairman of the Allotment Association was passionate about the allotments and determined to achieve his aim of self-management. Sadly, he passed away too soon after he had reached his goal but Roger Hooper, who has the best collection of flowery shirts in Lydd has continued on the excellent work.
It was Barry Arter who was the Chairman of the Allotments Association at that time and pioneered for self-management and it is in his memory and honour that Lydd Town Council introduced the Barry Arter Cup for the best allotment plot.
Our new Mayoress, Mrs Tracey Sweeney presented the cup to the winner Mr Quinney of Plot 18/19 C&D
which was very fitting as Tracey is the daughter of Barry Arter.
The overall winner of Lydd in Bloom 2021 was 85 Manor Road and the garden was nominated by many residents who enjoy admiring the display and the hard work of the property owner. Along with the prize for best town garden of a £35 voucher the winning overall prize is a £60 voucher and the privilege of holding the Lydd in Bloom rose bowl for a year.
The Mayor of Lydd would like to thank all the residents who had such beautiful displays.
The planting schemes bring a wide range of benefits which include improving the local environment and attract bees and butterflies to the gardens of our parish.