Monday, September 16, 2019


The best gardens, allotments and floral displays in Brigg during 2019 were revealed on Saturday morning (September 14).
Brigg Town Mayor Coun Sharon Riggall announced the winners in the Angel Suite.
Sponsorship of the town council's annual competition was again received from Brigg Garden Centre.
Coun Riggall was assisted in presenting the awards at various times by Deputy Town Mayor Coun Brian Parker, Andrew Markham, Anne Gray and the Garden Centre.
The prizes ranged from gardening vouchers to trophies and certificates, and the majority of winners were present to receive their awards in person.
The ceremony formed part of the Town Mayor's coffee morning which was very well supported by Brigg residents and people from the surrounding district.
A raffle and tombola were held, and proceeds from the coffee morning will go to the Mayor's Appeal Fund in aid of the Brigg Breast Cancer Group.
She thanked everyone for their support after the raffle had been drawn at this enjoyable event.

PICTURED ABOVE: Many of the winners following the presentations.THE 2019 AWARDS IN FULL

Allotments category: 1st Terry Robinson, Redcombe Lane Plot 5; 2nd Jason Ladley, Grammar School Road Plot 23; 3rd Val Bacon, Grammar School Road Plot 16.
Business & organisation category: 1st St John's Church; 2nd The Hungry Fisherman; 3rd Ancholme Mews.
School category: 1st Brigg Primary.
Hanging baskets category: 1st Mrs H. Dent, 12 Elm Way; 2nd 40 Maple Close; 3rd 5 Preston Drive.
Front garden category: 1st Mr and Mrs Whitehead, 37 St Clare's Walk; 2nd Derek Capp, 18 Almond Grove; 3rd Marina Williams, 18 Churchill Avenue; certificate of merit, Mrs H. Dent, 12 Elm Way.
Special awards, certificates of merit: The Brigg District Veterans' Group D-Day Display, Wrawby Street; all College Yard businesses "for working together" - the Cafe, Green Jay, 2nd Chance, Charlie Lui and Indulge.

The following pictures appear in the order they were presented at the prize-giving.

Val Bacon - allotment certificate of merit, with Town Mayor Coun Sharon Riggall.
Jason Ladley - second in the allotment category, £20 voucher & certificate.
Terry Robinson - allotment winner, trophy, £30 voucher & certificate.
Andrew Markham presenting his family shield awarded to St John's Church - winner of the business/organisation category, with a £30 voucher and certificate also forming part of the prize.

Brigg Primary School representatives after receiving the Gray family trophy from Anne Gray. The school's prize also included a £30 voucher and a certificate.

Second place in the hanging basket category for 40 Maple Close, presented by Deputy Town Mayor Coun Brian Parker, right. The prize comprised a £20 voucher and certificate.

First place in the hanging basket category being presented by Coun Parker to Mrs H. Dent, of 12 Elm Way - trophy, £30 voucher and certificate.
Mrs Dent receiving a certificate of merit for the front garden at 12 Elm Way from Brigg Garden Centre.
Marina Williams, of 18 Churchill Avenue, receiving a certificate and £10 voucher for third place in the front garden category.
Derek Capp - runner-up in the front garden category for 18 Almond Grove, collecting a £20 voucher and a certificate.
Mr & Mrs Whitehead, of 37 St Clare's Walk, winners in the front garden category - the prize comprising a cup, £30 voucher and certificate.
A certificate of merit for the Veterans' D-Day plot (pictured below on Saturday morning after we left the Angel Suite ceremony).

Two of the certificates being presented to businesses on College Yard.
The coffee morning and presentations attracted a large attendance in the Angel Suite.

Brigg Town Mayor Coun Sharon Riggall presiding at the presentations and coffee morning.

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