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.
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.
Visit www.mysandy.org.uk for more information.
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.
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
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.