As part of Northumbria in Bloom competition 2018 communities from across the
North East came together on Wednesday 26th September 2018 at The
Lancastrian Suite, Gateshead for the award ceremony which was compered by
Marian Foster, BBC Radio Newcastle Garden Mania presenter.
Over 400 representatives of this year’s entrants were at the event to receive their
awards which were presented by Jim Buttress, the ‘Queen’s Gardener’ (as
former Superintendent of the Royal Parks in London), Senior Judge at RHS
Chelsea Flower Show and on BBC’s Great Allotment Challenge programme.
The entries put forward by Belmont Parish Council did extremely well, coming
away with three best in category, three golds and two silver gilts
Results as follows:
Belmont Allotments – Gold and Best in Category for Allotments
Ramside Hall Hotel – Gold and Best in Category for Pubs and Hotels
Belmont Parish – Silver Gilt and Best in Category for Urban Community
Belmont Scrambles – Gold in Conservation Category
Belmont Cemetery – Silver Gilt in Religious Establishment Category
Belmont Allotments also won the Judges Discretionary Award for Innovation in
The Parish Council would like to pass on their congratulations to all involved and
to say a special thank you to Mr Eddie Malarkey for all his continued hard work in
making the parish flowerbeds so attractive and much admired.
The theme for this years annual art competition was ‘Summer’ and as always the standard of work was very high. The artwork chosen from each of the five schools which took part was displayed in Belmont Library and the Award Ceremony took place there on the 21st of June.
We would like to thank the Mayor of Durham, Councillor John Lethbridge for presenting the prizes and also the staff from Belmont Library who had the difficult task of choosing the winners.
To see more photographs from the award ceremony visit our Photo Gallery
AgendaBoardMeeting22.01.19 An AAP Board meeting which will be held on Tuesday 22 January 2019 at 6.00 pm in Durham Town Hall.