Blooming generous Brigg Garden Centre rewards town's best-kept gardens and allotments
This year's best-kept garden in Brigg has been decided in a long-established and popular competition organised by the Town Council, with valued sponsorship from Brigg Garden Centre which provided vouchers as prizes.
The top garden is on the Newlands estate at 30 Almond Grove - tended by Mr D and Coun Mrs A Eardley, who also triumphed in 2011.
Coun Eardley collected the Louis T Jarratt Memorial Rose Bowl, a certificate and a voucher for £50 to spend at the Garden Centre.
The best-kept Town Council allotment is Plot 26 Grammar School Road, where the tenant is Mrs J. Scutt.
The winners were announced, and prizes presented, at a ceremony in the Angel Suite.
Runners-up prizes and certificates of merit were also awarded.
The presentations formed part of a coffee morning organised by Brigg Town Mayor Coun Carl Sherwood, in aid of his appeal fund to help the Brigg and District Breast Cancer Support Group and LIVES first responders.
A raffle was well supported by guests at the function who included Coun Ivan Glover, from Broughton, the Mayor of North Lincolnshire.
Alex Brown - manager of the plant department at Brigg Garden Centre - assisted with the presentations, together with Louise Mikkonen, the Mayoress of Brigg.
Photographs of the winning gardens were taken by Tom Glossop, Freeman of Brigg, a former long-serving councillor, now retired.
Councillors toured the streets during the summer to shortlist the best gardens, the final judging being undertaken by Miss Brown.
Alistair Stothard, from Barnetby, judged the prize allotments.
Members and staff of Brigg Town Council assisted with hosting Saturday's event, which also included the official handing over of the Brigg Community-Led Plan.
This blueprint for the future development of Brigg has been compiled over many months by a team of volunteers under the chairmanship of Coun the Rev Alec Depledge.
Brigg residents were asked for their views on how they want to see the town look in future years and these wishes were formulated into a document.
The Community-Led Plan team were thanked for their efforts by the Town Mayor, on behalf of Brigg Town Council.