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:

Upper Kingston

1st       Robin and Ann Shields           Plot UK10

2nd      Kay Sutton                              Plot UK11

Southampton Road

1st       Colin Joy                                 Plot SR8

2nd      Mrs Hurlock                          Plot SR21A

Hightown Road

1st       Peter Molloy                           Plot  HR17

2nd      Martin Cracknell                  Plot HR15

Mini Plots

1st       Caroline Sheen                      Plot HRM5

2nd      Josephine Burkin                Plot HRM12

Overall Winner

Robin and Ann Shields                    Plot UK10

All prize winners received gift vouchers and certificates, site winners and the overall winner also received trophies.