Prizes dished out to Filey’s gardeners

Certificates and awards were handed out to green-fingered gardeners in Filey to celebrate the best gardens in the town.

Filey in Bloom recently held its annual Best Kept Gardens Competition awards evening at the Evron Centre in Filey where keen gardeners from the town gathered to receive certificates and awards for their endeavours throughout the year.

Claire Simpson from Yorkshire Coast Homes, which sponsors and supports Filey in Bloom in two of the garden categories for its tenants, presented a winning award to Mr and Mrs Armitage of Clarence Drive. Claire also honoured the late Mr Brian Morris by presenting his sons with certificates and awards won by their father, who sadly passed away recently.

Special guests, mayor and mayoress of Filey, Councillor Richard Walker and Mrs Jackie Walker presented prizes to green-fingered experts from across the community.

St John’s Church garden volunteers celebrated a double victory by scooping the award for Community and Church Gardens and also being presented with the award for best overall garden in all the categories.

There were three winners of the Outstanding Achievement Award: the volunteers of Filey in Bloom for their hard work in helping with the National Britain in Bloom entry, the North Yorkshire Community Payback teams for their work in the town since the start of the year on horticultural and maintenance tasks and John and Judy Thompson, of Grovehill Road, in recognition of the hard work they put into making and supplying the town with hanging baskets.

For further details on Filey in Bloom please call Marion Wright on 01723 515645.