Last weekend’s weather made it difficult to remember that summer was over — but Friday (30 September) evening’s Thurrock in Bloom presentations at the Thameside Theatre marked the end of the flowering season.
Although clashing with Civic Awards Dinner, Thurrock Council’s Environment portfolio holder, Cllr Val Morris-Cook started off the proceedings by welcoming all the entrants, thanking the In-Bloom volunteers and wishing everyone the best of luck.
The event was well attended by competition entrants of all ages from Thurrock school pupils, to residents of senior citizen complexes across Thurrock.
Entrants eagerly waited to find out how their garden, hanging basket, container or allotment faired according to the In Bloom judges…
The main schools competition (sponsored by Petroplus) was won by Herringham Primary School.
The evenings other main winners included:
Best Front Garden – Mr David Smith of Premier Avenue
Best Allotment Plot – Mr Mark Gibbons for his plot at Pym Place Allotment site
Best Senior Citizen Complex – O’Donoghue House, Stanford le Hope