Recognition for bloom efforts of Ord volunteers

Volunteers in Ord have been thanked for their sterling efforts which resulted in the parish achieving great success in the Northumbria in Bloom awards.

Friday, 23rd November 2018, 11:58 am
Updated Wednesday, 21st November 2018, 14:04 pm
At a recent presentation in Ord Country Park hosted by Ord Parish Council, volunteers were thanked for their sterling efforts which resulted in the parish achieving greater recognition in the annual Northumbria in Bloom 2018 Awards than in previous years.

Ord won best large village and gained a silver gilt award, while The Royal Horticultural Society and Northumbria in Bloom presented Hiveacres volunteers with an It’s Your Neighbourhood Award and Meadow Gardens gained a residential communities silver gilt award.

At an event in Ord House Country Park hosted by Ord Parish Council, Coun Rae Huntly paid tribute to all the volunteers for the work they had done andand reflected the community’s appreciation of the colourful and tidy residential and park areas.

Chairman, Coun Gordon Garland, presented certificates to award winners, including those who had created the nature and woodland walks in East Ord, for which Northumbria in Bloom had awarded a conservation project silver gilt.

Berwick won a gold award at this year’s event with accolades also going to Berwick Bowling Club within the sports venue section and Ord House Country Park within the parks’ group.

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Other gold awards went to Castle Vale Park, Spittal village in the residential communities’ section and the Lion House Allotments and Tweedmouth West First School, while the railway station complex achieved a silver gilt.