Melton allotment holders given prizes for hard work

Winners and judges with the prizes. 'PHOTO: Tim Williams

Winners and judges with the prizes. 'PHOTO: Tim Williams

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The winners of Melton’s annual allotment competition have been announced.

The competition gave allotment holders in Melton the chance to have their hard work and efforts recognised.

Roger Stocks receives his award from Barry Cook on behalf of wife Christine for their allotment at The Crescent. 'PHOTO: Tim Williams

Roger Stocks receives his award from Barry Cook on behalf of wife Christine for their allotment at The Crescent. 'PHOTO: Tim Williams

The allotment judges included councillors Elaine Holmes, Pru Chandler, Malcolm Johnson and Barry Cook of the Melton and District Allotment and Gardening Society and Marie Walters, of Melton in Bloom.

The competition included all four of the Melton Council-run allotment sites - Lake Terrace, Redwood Avenue, Doctor’s Lane and The Crescent. The Victoria Street allotments also took part.

A prize giving ceremony was held at a reception at the council’s Parkside offices last Wednesday, (July 1).

The overall champion of the competition was Mr D North, who has an allotment in Lake Terrace. They were presented with the Posnett Spade by Deputy Mayor of Melton Simon Lumley.

Marie Walters presents runner-up John Abbott with his spade award for his Redwood Avenue allotment. 'PHOTO: Tim Williams

Marie Walters presents runner-up John Abbott with his spade award for his Redwood Avenue allotment. 'PHOTO: Tim Williams

The overall champion runner-up was Mr J Abbott who has an allotment in Redwood Avenue. He received the Melton Mowbray and District Allotment and Garden Association Spade, kindly donated by the association and presented by Malcolm Johnson.

Best newcomer was Mr P Baker who has an allotment in Doctors Lane.

He was presented with the Voucher and Plate kindly donated by councillor Elaine Holmes.

The Doctor’s Lane prizes awarded by Malcolm Johnson went to Mr M Way (1st) and Mr R Mee (2nd).

Gerald Jones collects his award for his Lake Terrace plot from Elaine Holmes. 'PHOTO: Tim Williams

Gerald Jones collects his award for his Lake Terrace plot from Elaine Holmes. 'PHOTO: Tim Williams

The Crescent prizes awarded by Barry Cook, went to Mr C A Stocks (1st) and Mr Rose (2nd).

The Redwood Avenue prizes awarded by Marie Walters, went to Mr J Abbott (1st) and Mr I L Abbott (2nd).

The Lake Terrace prizes, awarded by councillor Pru Chandler, went to M r D North (1st) and Mr G Jones (2nd).

The Victoria Street prizes, awarded by councillor Elaine Holmes, went to Me P Breeze (1st) and Mrs S Garafino (2nd). Anyone interested in having an allotment can contact Gerald Royston, at Melton Council on (01664) 502324. Gerald will be delighted to show you any allotments that are currently available. You can also email him at groyston@melton.gov.uk

Deputy Mayor Simon Lumbley presents Des North and wife Sue with the Overall Champion spade trophy.'PHOTO: Tim Williams

Deputy Mayor Simon Lumbley presents Des North and wife Sue with the Overall Champion spade trophy.'PHOTO: Tim Williams

l For more photos of the winners and their prizes visit the Melton Times website, www.meltontimes.co.uk

Overall Champions Des and Sue North with the Posnett Spade in memory of Cllr Pam Posnett's husband Anthony. PHOTO: Tim Williams

Overall Champions Des and Sue North with the Posnett Spade in memory of Cllr Pam Posnett's husband Anthony. PHOTO: Tim Williams