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Gold for Oulton Britain in Bloom

(September 22, 2015)

Oulton Community Group are very pleased to announce the success of the village in the recent Heart of England Britain in Bloom Competition. This is the first year that the village has entered the competiton and we are very pleased to say that we scored a total of 176 points out of 200, achieving a Gold Award. A concerted effort lead by members of the group with others and village residents ensured that the Head Judge from the RHS was very impressed and prompted the following summing up

" ...first impression count, stunning planting, well maintained.......simply a beautiful village with a massive community commitment to improving their environment. Quintessential England, it is difficult to believe this first time entry has acheived so much...."

Oulton Community Group would like thank Martin and Elaine Robinson for their great efforts in providing the plants and planting up tubs, and the many residents who sponsored and looked after the tubs and planters, Sue and John Haine for putting together the application and the portfolio which went a long way in bringing together all the elements of the bid to the attention of the Head Judge. Oulton First School and Oulton Abbey Playgroup for their inmpressive contributions, Oulton Village Hall Management Committee. We would also like to thank Parish Councillor Dave Scrivens for securing financial support from Stone Rural Parish Council. And finally, thanks to all those residents who helped in any way in securing this prestigious award.

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