Winners Of Northleach Floral Competition Announced

On the first Saturday in August a stroll round Northleach revealed a wonderful array of floral delights many of which sadly were not entered into the Town Council’s competition. Despite recent weather conditions conspiring against the creation of floriferous masterpieces the residents of Northleach excelled themselves and gave us a delightful morning. Inevitably with a competition there have to be winners and the task was difficult but in the end the overall winner had to be the vibrant and exuberant display created by

Mr. and Mrs Clifford in Crail View

and the runner up was

Mrs C. Cooper of Ward Road 

and both won vouchers from the garden centre in Moreton in Marsh. Congratulations to both these competitors. Anyone taking a wander through the Town would be well advised to keep an eye open for the glorious hydrangea in Mill End, the charming display outside Dover House and the excellent barrels outside the Cotswold Hall. A big thank you to everyone who has put in so much effort to create lovely displays for all to enjoy despite all the adversities that the weather has thrown at us over the last weeks. Lastly our thanks go to David Fox who, with his daughter Georgia, kindly devoted his Saturday morning to judging our offerings.                                                          

Vicki Hewer                                                                   

Heart of Gloucestershire Community Awards 2011

Do you know a local hero? That special person who always cares about others and puts themselves out to help those who need it? This person gives up their time and energy to help their community. Whether it be fundraising to keep local amenities open, starting a new facility to help local disaffected youths keep on the straight and narrow, feeding the homeless in their spare time, or taking the time out to look after the disadvantaged of the community, this person will be acting out of human kindness and not for personal gain.