Best Kept Gardens Awards – No Presentations This Year

The judging of the Best Kept Gardens in Winterley, Oakhanger and Haslington has been completed but due to Covid 19 and all the issues with social distancing etc., it has been decided not to hold the annual presentation. This decision has not been taken lightly; I am sure you will understand why this has happened. I hope that we can hold the event next year.  The full list of winners etc. will be published in early September and awards and certificates etc. will be delivered soon. afterwards. (Cllr Howard Blake – Organiser)

“It is very unfortunate that the awards event has had to be canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  I would like to thank all the residents in Oakhanger, Winterley and Haslington for the effort they put into creating their garden displays this year.  It was not easy to prepare gardens with the Spring lockdown, but as many more residents than usual were walking around the three communities their work has been much appreciated.  I do hope the awards ceremony will be able to take place in 2021”. (Richard Hovey, Chairman, Haslington Parish Council.)