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Allotment Challenge & Best Pub Garden 2019 awards

Man working in his allotment

Published: Wednesday, 7th August 2019

The winners of the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk’s annual Allotment Challenge competition were announced at a presentation evening on Tuesday 6 August.

Four categories were presented by the borough's mayor, Cllr Geoffrey Hipperson, at the Town Hall in King’s Lynn.

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 but is certainly an enjoyable one; 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.

“It’s great to have introduced the new category of best pub garden this year, the gardens were impressive.

“If you're interested 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:

1st Place- Jayne Roper

2nd Place- Dennis Pearman

3rd Place- Gage Sands & Kirsty Reed

Best Group:

1st Place- Highgate Infant School

2nd place- Churchill Park School

Best Kept Overall:

1st Place - Shirley and Saville Ridley

2nd Place - Terrence Winner

3rd Place - Anne Pearman

Best Pub Garden:

1st Place - Bank House

2nd Place - The London Porterhouse

3rd Place - Stuart House Hotel

Highly Commended- Bentinck Arms Pub

Commended -Marriotts Warehouse

Thanks to the sponsors King’s Lynn Horticultural Society for the allotment awards, Dr Litten and Father Couchman for the pub garden, each winner received a certificate, a cash prize, and a cup or shield.

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. To apply for a plot, or find out more, visit our allotment page.

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