Awards have been presented to many of the people who helped fill Storrington with colourful creations over the summer.
The best front gardens, floral displays, shop windows, allotments and scarecrows and community areas were all judged as part of Storrington in Bloom.
Around 80 people attended the prize-giving held at Squires Garden Centre, and winners were:
l Group scarecrow, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Storrington & Pulborough: 1st Flora the Flowergirl by 1st Storrington Rainbows; 2nd Poppy Upcycle by 2nd Storrington Guides; 3rd The Proposal by Fusion Youth Group.
l Allotment sponsored by Squires Garden Centre: 1st plot 11 Amberley Road (Sarah Lackey); 2nd plot 8 Amberley Road (Paul Cripps); 3rd plot 23 Amberley Road (Gill Ion).
l Business Floral Display sponsored by Toovey’s Antique & Fine Art Auctioneers: 1st THe White Horse; 2nd Crossways Veterinary Practise; 3rd The Card Shop.
l Community Area sponsored by Anderson Rowntree: 1st Hanover Walk; 2nd White Horse Court; 3rd Eastbrook Court.
l Family Scarecrow sponsored by Chanctonbury Lions: 1st Watch the Birdie (Cheryl, Clive & Toby); 2nd Reverend Veronica Mills (The Mills Family); 3rd Robo Scarecrow (Fionn Blundy).
l Business Window “Summer Sun, Summer Fun” sponsored by Functio: 1st Oxfam; 2nd Body&Face; 3rd Village Deli.
l Front Gardens sponsored by Squires Garden Centres: 1st 56 Spierbridge Road; 2nd 9 Bramber Avenue; 3rd 106 Dean Way
The village also had success in South & South East in Bloom with Silver Gilt awards given to St Mary’s Churchyard, Place Villerest and Storrington Town Centre.
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A spokesman for Storrington in Bloom said: “We celebrate that the score continues to increase and we have now achieved 50 more points than our first entry back in 2012. There are many people to thank for this improvement over the past six years, eight special awards were presented.
“For even more trips with the watering cart than usual – Nick Charman
“For endless supplies of water during the long hot summer – Steve Tovee
“For their poppy display marking 100 years since the end of the 1st World War – 1st Sullington Brownies
“For endless support of the In Bloom entry and clean ups – Sue & Eddie Shelton
“For the transformation of the Mill Lane car park beds – Gilly & Peter North
“For a consistently beautiful front garden year after year – Marilyn Dadds
“In recognition of the endless hours invested over many years and the transformation of a number of areas of Storrington – Gill Ion and Pat Mansbridge
“A special thank you also goes to all of our committee members and volunteers for their efforts throughout the Bloom year. Also thanks to all of our sponsors, the competition ones and our other major sponsors – Barratt Homes, Crest Nicholson, Waitrose and Village Nurseries.