Bloom awards success for East Ord
East Ord enjoyed a triple success at the annual Northumbria in Bloom awards.
It won a silver gilt for best large village, while Ord House Country Park won gold for best commercial premises.
To top it off, George Anderson won a special award given to volunteers ‘for his contribution to the betterment of Ord village’.
Judges gathered in Gateshead for the ceremony said: “An attractive village in north Northumberland with a strong sense of history and community, Ord has an active and enthusiastic team involved in Northumbria in Bloom.
“The village throughout is pristine with many residents obviously taking great pride in keeping their neighbourhood spotless as well as caring for the many tubs and planters.’
Berwick received a silver gilt in the town section – repeating its success of last year. Alnwick got a gold, although it was beaten to the top prize by Morpeth.
Judges said: “Morpeth’s colour themed displays gave a bright and pleasing blaze of colour throughout the town.
“The Chamber of Trade continues to encourage the trade people to support the In Bloom entry. The new by-pass road planting scheme is developing well and will enhance the journey for its users.”
Tweedmouth West First School was awarded gold in the Growing Together for Schools category, although it was pipped to the title.
Berwick Bowling Club won the best sports ground section and a gold award.
Alnmouth railway station won a gold in the best bus/Metro/rail station section.
Best overall entry went to Durham with the most improved award going to Seaton Delaval. Best small village was Stanghow, best village was Moorsholm, best small town was Sedgfield and best large town was Chester-le-Street.