The Ashington Garden's Competition, organised by the Town Council is taking place again this year.
Business Chair of the Town Council, Cllr. Mark Purvis, said ‘Following the success of the Ashington Garden's Competition in recent years it was decided that it should go ahead again in 2017 in what is a special year for the town. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the sinking of the Bothal Mine Shaft which led to the rapid expansion of coal mining and subsequent development of Ashington. There are a range of events and environmental improvements taking place across the town to mark the anniversary and the competition, as part of these activities, will recognise the excellent gardening work undertaken by many residents of our town'.
Town Clerk, Mike Slaughter, adds ‘Since the Town Council reintroduced the competition it has generated a real interest within the community to maintain and enhance the environment and we are hopeful that more residents will take part this year’.
The competition is open to all Ashington residents with six categories for entries as follows:
- Large Garden
- Small Garden
- Disabled Person’s Garden
- Senior Citizen’s Garden
- Allotment Garden
- Commercial Property & Public House.
The 2017 Competition is now launched with all entries to arrive to the Town Council by the closing date of Monday 26 June. Judging will take place during July and a special ‘Awards Evening’ will be held in September, when the winners will be announced and presented with their trophies and prizes.
Application forms can be downloaded below and paper copies are also available from the Town Hall and from Northumberland County Council offices at Wansbeck Square.
For more information please call Ashington Town Council on 01670 620 533 / 624 520.