At a recent Town Council meeting, awards were presented to the winners of the 2017 Allotment Competition.
The judging this year was undertaken once again by members of Ringwood Garden Club.
Their representative, Robin Atack, reported that the Garden Club had been judging this competition for many years and had refined the judging criteria over the years to make it fair for all.
It was a daunting task, with 153 plots to judge, ranging from 100 to 500 square metres.
There was a high standard amongst the best plots, some of which the judges would have been proud to own themselves.
The overall winner’s plot was exceptional and immaculate, scoring 94%.
Mr Atack congratulated all the winners and encouraged them to keep up the good work.
Cllr Andy Briers, Chairman of Recreation, Leisure & Open Spaces Committee, announced the winners and presented prizes as follows:
1st Robin and Ann Shields Plot UK10
2nd Kay Sutton Plot UK11
1st Colin Joy Plot SR8
2nd Mrs Hurlock Plot SR21A
1st Peter Molloy Plot HR17
2nd Martin Cracknell Plot HR15
1st Caroline Sheen Plot HRM5
2nd Josephine Burkin Plot HRM12
Robin and Ann Shields Plot UK10
All prize winners received gift vouchers and certificates, site winners and the overall winner also received trophies.