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Allotment Challenge 2018 awards are presented

The winners of the Allotment Awards 2018 posing in the town hall with their prizes

Published: Wednesday, 1st August 2018

The winners of our annual Allotment Challenge competition were announced at a presentation evening on Monday 30 July.

12 winners in 4 categories were presented with their awards by the borough's deputy mayor, Cllr Geoffrey Hipperson.

Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, deputy leader and cabinet member for Culture, Heritage and Health, and one of the judges, said: “Once again, judging our Allotment Challenge was not an easy job; the standard of allotment-keeping in our borough is so high. It's wonderful to see people who are so dedicated to, and knowledgeable about, their allotment plots.

“If you're interesting in having an allotment of your own, it's easy to apply, just visit our website. Keeping an allotment plot has so many benefits: fresh air and exercise, your own produce, being close to nature, and getting to know like-minded people”.

The winners were:

Best newcomer
First Prize – Gary Blake
Second prize – Barry Tomlin & Lynnemary Wilkinson
Third Prize – Anita Bicki

Best group
First Prize – Highgate Infant School

Best kept overall
First prize: Mr & Mrs Ridley
Second prize: Anne Pearman
Third prize: Terence Winner

Best self-managed site
First prize: Winfarthing Avenue
Second prize: Old Gala Ground
Third prize: Drakes Field
Fourth prize: North Lynn
Fifth prize: Sharpin’s Field

Each winner received a certificate, a cash prize, and a cup or shield.

A standard allotment plot measures 250m2 and costs just the equivalent of the price of a bag of carrots per week. There are 13 allotment sites in the King’s Lynn area, and some have plots that are available immediately. If there are no vacant plots on a site, the borough council keeps waiting lists that anyone can sign up to. Apply for a plot, or find out more.

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