FOR the fourth year running, residents of the Garrison estate in Purfleet made an effort to cheer up their neighbours with a flower competition.
This year there were two extra categories — tallest sunflower, for the under 16s and a separate category for the sheltered housing complex Mulberry Drive — in the competition organised by Thurrock Council’s tenant participation team and the local housing office.
Gardens and balconies on the estate were the two long-standing categories.
The prize-giving was held at the Mulberry Drive complex on Wednesday (17 August) with Cllr Andy Smith, Thurrock Council’s portfolio holder for housing handing out the prizes.
This year saw many more residents entering the competition and joining Cllr Smith at the prize-giving.
The winner of the tallest sunflower was Mia Grover of Chieftan Drive, second place went to Connie Dean, also of Chieftan Drive.
The winner of best balcony was Steve Sampson from River Court with second place going to Victoria Hare of River Court.
The winner for best garden from Mulberry Drive Sheltered complex was Shelia Mead with June Winsor second.
The winner for best garden on the estate was Mrs Hopper from Chieftan Drive (Mr and Mrs Clough, also of Chieftan Drive were second).