Pride of town is recognised

Will of Will Bs Diner on Blaydon Road receiving a certificate for his efforts in the Best Restaurant class, from Peggy Kettleborough
Will of Will Bs Diner on Blaydon Road receiving a certificate for his efforts in the Best Restaurant class, from Peggy Kettleborough

Results of the Best Kept Competition have been announced by the Sandy Enhancement Group.

At an awards ceremony in Sandy Library local personality Peggy Kettleborough presented the certificates and trophies in the categories of Best Front Garden, Best Floral Display, Best Restaurant and Best Small Garden.

Hayley Stewart of College Road receiving a Silver Gilt Award from Peggy Kettleborough for Best Small or Courtyard Garden.

Hayley Stewart of College Road receiving a Silver Gilt Award from Peggy Kettleborough for Best Small or Courtyard Garden.

Cllr Nigel Aldis, chairman of the group, opened proceedings by saying how much that SEG was doing in the town.

These include the rose bed at Manor Concepts on Sunderland Road, the approach on Potton Road, the buffers by the station entrance and the strip of highway land by the Puffers and the old station master’s house.

There have also been a number of bulb planting schemes in the area.

The major effort this year had been the regeneration of the gardens at the front of the Royal Mail Sorting Office.

This included a special garden to mark the Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations and a psychic garden of herbs.

Cllr Aldis praised the efforts of the small but very dedicated team who did all the work.

Organiser said the competition in all areas was very fierce and it was a very difficult task for the judges to choose the best entrants in each category.

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Full results

There were 58 entries for The Sandy Enhancement Group “Best Kept Competition 2016”. The standard of entries was very high, but after several rounds of judging 22 winners emerged.

TROPHY WINNERS

BEST FLORAL DISPLAY

Christopher & Sheila PATIENT 51 Waverly Avenue - Trophy Shield

BEST LARGE FRONT GARDEN

Jean & Jim PARRIN 186 St Neots Road - Alan Kettleborough Rise Bowl

BEST SMALL or COURTYARD GARDEN

Mr & Mrs T COX 13 Laburnum Road - Osborn Memorial Trophy

BEST KEPT SHOP FRONT

All Seasons Boutique 14 High Street - Chamber of Trade Trophy

BEST RESTAURANT FRONT

The Gandhi 37 High Street - Trophy Shield

BEST PUB DISPLAY

The Bell 1 Station Road - Trophy Shield

Certificate Winners

Best FLORAL DISPLAY

Ann Browning 4 Greens Close - Gold Award:

Mr T Hunt 19 Winchester Road - Silver Award

Best Kept LARGE FRONT GARDEN

Mr & Mrs M. & Barbara CARTER 1 Rivermead Gardens - Gold Award:

Brian SWEETSER 190 St Neots Road - Silver Gilt Award:

Jean A PECKHAM 49 Waverly Avenue - Silver Award:

John WORSLEY 9 Delamare Close - Bronze Award

Best Kept SMALL COURTYARD GARDEN

Janet NEGUS 18 Woolfield - Gold Award:

Hayley Stewart 19 College Road - Silver Gilt Award:

Derek STOCK 29 Woolfield Silver - Gilt Award:

14 Sunderland Road - Silver Award.

Best Kept SHOP FRONT

Wood Green Animal Charity Shop 1 Shannon Court - Gold Award:

Keechi Hospice Charity Shop 3 Market Place - Gold Award:

Sandra’s Hair Saloon 18 High Street - Silver Award

Best Kept RESTAURANT FRONT

Will B’s Diner 5 Blaydon Road - Gold Award:

New Orleans American Diner 22 Market Square - Silver Award.

Best Kept PUB FRONT

Sir William Peel 39 High Street - Gold Award

The Queens Head 3 Cambridge Road - Silver Gilt Award.