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Competition Results 2016

Wimborne in Bloom's Annual Prizegiving took place on Saturday (17th September) at Allenbourn Middle School. It was three days after the Regional Awards Ceremony at Fareham when the Town of Wimborne Minster had been awarded a Gold Medal for the third year in succession. We were pipped at the post for the Small Town Title by Wareham. Chairman, Richard Nunn also announced that Redcotts Recreation Ground had been awarded a Silver Gilt Medal for their entry in the Regional Parks Category. Those gathered were delighted when the news was announced. Grateful thanks was expressed to all those who had helped Wimborne in Bloom to achieve such magnificent results.

Schools winners

The winners in the Schools Section along with the Mayor Cllr Mrs Sue Cook, her Escort Cllr Robin Cook, Richard Nunn, Chairman of Wimborne in Bloom and Secretary Susie Gatrell who co-ordinated the Schools competition

Once again the Prizegiving was split into two events, the first for the Schools Art and Poetry Competitions and secondly the Main Wimborne in Bloom Competition including Art and Poetry for the Adults. The Mayor, Cllr. Mrs Sue Cook presented the prizes for both events.

A donation from Lester Brunt, Wealth Management, funded the children's prizes.

Garden vouchers from the local Nurseries and Garden Centres around the area listed below were this year's attractive Main Competition prizes:

All prizewinners received a Certificate, these kindly produced and donated by Moose International, Winton and Wimborne Lodge with special thanks to Michael Randall for preparing them all. The main competition winners also received Trophies in the different categories.

Local Competition winners

Main Competition winners with their Trophies along with the Mayor and her Escort and Chairman of Wimborne in Bloom Richard Nunn (back row right)

Our next events take place in November, on Saturday 12th the Charities Fair in the Allendale Centre and on Saturday 19th the pre-Christmas Coffee Morning at 34 Park Lane, this being a week before Wimborne in Bloom's 24th Anniversary.

Richard Nunn, Chairman of Wimborne in Bloom said, "I want to thank each and everyone who entered and supported us and the Town. Several local organisations kindly undertook the judging and commented on the high standard of entries and, encouragingly, the numbers were up on last year! Sincere thanks to those judging groups. Whilst not all can be winners they are to Wimborne in Bloom and continue to contribute to making Wimborne a very popular destination for visitors and residents. I think all will agree that the Town looks really good and the weather has ensured the displays, and especially the hanging baskets, have flourished. Our thanks to Littlebanks Nursery and Dutch Touch who have both been instrumental in the displays and, of course, the regular watering and maintenance. Their support for the 'In Bloom' campaign is superb."

1.	BEST SHOP 
	1a. Window Display to interpret "A Minster Town"
		(Trophy presented by Wimborne Minster Chamber of Trade)
	FIRST:			Douch & Small (Emma Regan)
	SECOND: 		Present Company (Angela Hudson)	
	JOINT THIRD:		The Priest's House Museum (Eileen Carter)
	JOINT THIRD:		Fairground (Maureen Pascall)
	JOINT THIRD:		Red Cross Shop (Angela Kentchinton)

2.	BEST OVERALL OUTSIDE DISPLAY - BUSINESS PREMISES
	2a. Hotel, Guest House, Public House or Restaurant - within 
		Town boundary
		(Trophy presented by The Daily Echo)
	FIRST:			The Green Man (Margaret and Andrew Kiff)		
	SECOND:  		The Rising Sun (Robert Crane)
	THIRD:			The Oddfellows Arms (Mari-Claire Parrin)
	
2b.  Hotel, Guest House, Public House or Restaurant - Country District
		(Trophy presented by Stewarts Nurseries)
	FIRST:			The Horns Inn (Michelle Orr)
	SECOND:			The Stocks Inn (Stephen Dyer)
	THIRD:			The Old Inn (Simon Pickup)

2c.  Business Premises (not entered in 2a or 2b)
		(Trophy presented by Canford Crafts Gallery)
	FIRST:			Nicholas O'Hara		
	SECOND:  		Mill Lane Precinct Businesses (Suzanne John)
	THIRD:			On the Green Bakery (Linda Tazzyman)
			
3.	BEST GARDEN OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WHERE AN ENTRANCE FEE IS PAID
		(Trophy presented by Cllr & Mrs Robin Cook Town 
		Mayor & Mayoress 2006-2007)
	FIRST:			Wimborne Model Town (Greg Hoar)
	SECOND:			Serles House (Ian Willis)
	THIRD:  		The Priest's House Museum (Val Baker)

4.	BEST CHURCH, CHURCHYARD OR MEMORIAL GARDEN
		(Trophy presented by Ruth Blaug)
	FIRST:			The Minster (Margaret Turner)
	SECOND:  		Wimborne United Reform Church (Keith Dorling)	
	THIRD:			Elim Pentecostal Church	
		
5.	BEST SCHOOL GARDENS OR GROUNDS
		(Trophy presented by Anthony & Christine Oliver)
	FIRST:  		Wimborne First School (Sarah Hartley)	
	SECOND:			St John's First School (Kate Anstey)
	
6.	BEST GARDEN VISIBLE FROM THE ROAD 	
	6a. Annual Garden
		(Trophy presented by Wimborne Town Lodge of Moose International, 
		in memory of Alec Moore)
	FIRST:			25 Day's Court, Hardy Crescent (Garry & 
					Donna Hutchings)
	SECOND: 		3 Richmond Road (Bob Wareham)
	THIRD:			77 Hardy Crescent (Brian Goddard) 
	
	6b. Perennial Garden
		(Trophy presented by Wimborne Town Lodge of Moose International)
	FIRST:   		1 Lewens Lane (Margery Ryan)
	SECOND:  		10 Elizabeth Road (Geof & Jill Haywood)
	THIRD:    		14 Chene Road (Peter Sargeant)


	6c. First-time Entry - Own nomination
		(Trophy presented by the Residents of Coppercourt Leaze)
	FIRST:			9 Pye Lane (Carole Crease)
	SECOND:  		224 Leigh Road (Sue Taylor)
	THIRD:			31 Parkwood Road (Geoff & Penny Taylor) 

7.	BEST BACK GARDEN
		(Trophy presented by Councillor Mrs. Ivy Ellis - Town 
		Mayor 2002 - 2003)
	FIRST:			1 Lewens Lane (Margery Ryan)
	JOINT SECOND:  		31 West Borough (Susan Dibben)	
	JOINT SECOND:		224 Leigh Road (Sue Taylor)
	HIGHLY COMMENDED: 	31 Parkwood Road (Geoff & Penny Taylor)
	HIGHLY COMMENDED: 	5 Cornmarket (Pam & Robert Feltham)
	HIGHLY COMMENDED: 	8 Chapel Lane (Samantha Wynne)
	
8.	BEST COMMUNAL GARDEN OR GROUP OF HOUSES
		(Trophy presented by East Boro Housing Trust
	FIRST:			Mill Bank House (Suzanne Slade)
	SECOND:  		Pye Lane Group (Carole Crease)
	THIRD:			Victoria Place Gardens (Malcolm Haynes)

9.	PRIVATE DWELLING
	9a. Best Hanging Basket
		(Trophy presented by Littlebanks Nursery)
	FIRST:		        19 Victoria Place (Pamela Perkins)
	SECOND:			41 Grove Road (June Bealing)
	THIRD:			5 Hamilton Court (Anthony Sherman)

	9b. Best Overall Display - Hanging and/or wall baskets, tubs or containers
		(Trophy presented by Joy Stride)
	FIRST:			14 Chene Road (Peter Sargeant)
	SECOND:			15 Webster Court, Avenue Road (Mary Freshwater)
	THIRD:			19 Victoria Place (Pamela Perkins)
	
10.	BEST DISPLAY SURROUNDING A TOWN SIGN
		(Trophy presented by Millennium Mayor Cllr. Mrs Diann March)
	FIRST:			Victoria Road (Stella & Derek Foote)
	JOINT SECOND:  		Julians Road (National Trust)
	JOINT SECOND:		Cranborne Road (National Trust)
	

 

Art and Poetry Competition

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

2016 has proved to be a bumper year for the Wimborne in Bloom Art and Poetry Competitions. The theme for the whole range of entries was "Wimborne - a Minster Town". The many entries in both children's and adult's sections were of an exceptionally high standard and gave the judges a challenging task in choosing the winners.

Wimborne in Bloom has been delighted with the continued, positive response from local schools. Entries were once again received from Wimborne First, St John's, Pamphill, Allenbourn Middle and Queen Elizabeth's.

The Children's Art Competition attracted the highest number of entries, which were received from pupils ranging from Reception Class up to Year 11. In all, the total number of entries exceeded 450. This competition was judged by the Town Mayor, Councillor Sue Cook, aided by her husband, Councillor Robin Cook. In addition to First, Second and Third prizes, they made a high number of "Highly Commended" awards. Entries are on display in Wimborne Library until Monday 11th July.

The Children's and Adult's Poetry Competitions again attracted some very creative and entertaining entries. Judges were impressed by their quality and thoroughly enjoyed reading them all.

The Adult Art Competition attracted a wide variety of interpretations of the theme. Entrants employed a range of media and again judges found it difficult to select prize-winners from such an excellent array. Entries may be viewed in the Minster for two weeks from Monday 27th June to Monday 11th July.

The Wimborne in Bloom Committee wishes to thank all entrants for the high standard of their work and for supporting these competitions which, together with the support of sponsors, has made the competitions so successful in confirming the talent of Wimborne's artists and poets.


Art and Poetry Comptition Results

CHILDRENS ART:

RECEPTION YEAR
1st	George Phillips
2nd	Autumn Yarnold
3rd	Maddison Henchcliffee

YEAR GROUP ONE
1st	Harry Van Etten
2nd	Kejiah Mbera
2nd 	Oliver McBay
3rd	George Scott-Giles
HC	Evan Williams
HC	Florence Habgood
HC	Lucia Gaunt

YEAR GROUP TWO
1st	Thomas Beevers
2nd	Sebastian Jolliff
3rd	Jodie Teo
HC	Daisy August
HC	Lydia Norrish

YEAR GROUP THREE
1st	Oliver Clarke
2nd	Lizzie Suter
3rd	Will Sharples
HC	Jennifer Hart
HC	Hannah Lee

YEAR GROUP FOUR
1st	Charlotte Sinclair
2nd	Max Samways
3rd	Madeline Bone
HC	Martha Tribe

YEAR GROUP FIVE
1st	Billy Frater
2nd	Yasmin Humby
3rd	Harvey Austin
HC	Polly Symes
HC	Erin Andrews

CHILDREN POETRY:
1st	Harry Woods
2nd	Jake Churchill
3rd	Nina Hicks
3rd	Lydian Norrish
HC	Lauren Fentima
HC	Daisy Davis


ADULT ART:
1st	Simon Bradbury
2nd	Dorothy Watson
3rd	Ann Gouch


ADULT POETRY:
1st	Brian Gibson
2nd	Mike Lawrence
3rd	Susan Hammond
4th	Christine Storey