Blooming celebrations for local communities
Communities have been enjoying the sweet smell of success at the Northumbria in Bloom awards.
East Ord won a silver gilt for best large village, while Ord House Country Park won gold for best commercial premises and George Anderson won a special award for volunteers.
Judges found the village to be pristine with residents taking a great pride in keeping their neighbourhood spotless, as well as caring for the many tubs and planters.
Sponsors who helped to make it a success included Steven Monks Electrician, Howdens and Simpsons Malt, but lots more organisations and individuals helped out.
Berwick received a silver gilt in the town section – repeating its success of last year.
Berwick Bowling Club won the best sports ground section and a gold award.
Tweedmouth West First School was awarded gold in the growing together for schools category. The children from the gardening club were over the moon to receive the award, making all their hard work in the school garden worth while.
Coun Glen Sanderson, cabinet member for environment and local services at Northumberland County Council, said: “It is wonderful that the hard work and efforts of a few have made the towns and villages where we live such attractive places.
“We really do appreciate their work and congratulate everyone involved.”