United Living partners with Broxtowe Council to create a competition for green fingered residents
Three prize presentations were held last week after green fingered tenants took part in a garden competition run by Broxtowe Council and United Living.
Broxtowe Council recently invited its tenants and leaseholders to enter a Garden Competition, which was featured in the Spring edition of Broxtowe’s Housing newsletter, ‘Tenant and Leaseholder Matters’. Tenants were invited to enter photos of their own garden or outdoor space, or were nominated by a neighbour or relative who they felt deserved recognition for their efforts.
The three categories were Best Individual Garden, Best Small Container Display and Best Communal Garden. Residents who are part of local community groups were asked to help judge the entries, and travelled out with a Housing Officer from Broxtowe Council to look at the individual gardens and spaces.
Mrs Elliot of Ewe Lamb Close scooped up the award for Best Individual Garden, whilst Mrs Ward of Regency Court took the prize for Best Small Container Display. Broxtowe Council’s Retirement Living Scheme at Grove Court received the award for Best Communal Garden.
There were two prizes for each category, consisting of National Garden Centre Vouchers and a gardening hamper, while each winner was presented with a personalised certificate. United Living sponsored the competition, and Chris Harrison from United Living attended along with the residents to present the prizes.
Richard Baker, regional director of United Living said: “United Living are happy to support the local community of Broxtowe; good things happen when we all pull together. The tenants and leaseholders have worked hard on their gardens and should be very proud of what has been achieved.”