The judging of the Annual Saddleworth in Bloom competition took place on Tuesday 16th July 2019.
The panel of judges consisted of the Vice Chairman of the Parish Council, Councillor Barbara Beeley, Councillor Pat Lord, who took photographs of all the entries, Mrs Norma Gregory, representing the Chairman’s Charity Committee and Matthew Suett, Greenspace Officer (Landscape Management) from Oldham Council whose professional knowledge provided invaluable guidance to the judging panel.
The following categories were judged:
Small Garden (under 125 square metres);
Medium Garden (over 125 but under 250 square metres);
Large Garden (over 250 square metres);
Best Blooming Pub.
The judges’ decision was as follows:
Small Garden Steven Morrison, Greenfield and Charina Dwayre, Springhead (joint winners)
Medium Garden William Dean and Eileen Lovsin, Dobcross
Large Garden Susan and David Haines, Grasscroft
Container Garden Ann Smith, Dobcross
Community Garden Outram Mews, Uppermill
Best Blooming Pub The Old Original, Scouthead and The Old Bell, Delph (joint winners)
Small Garden Chrissy Foy, Greenfield
Medium Garden Dr Eamon & Pauline O’Daly, Uppermill
Large Garden Nicola Jeffrey-Sykes, Uppermill
Best Blooming Pub The Cross Keys, Uppermill
Small Garden Fiona Turner, Greenfield
Medium Garden Julie Cohen, Diggle
Large Garden Glynis Bruce, Denshaw and Tom Adamson, Grasscroft
Container Garden Pam Lord, Uppermill and Josie Campbell, Uppermill
Community Garden Ann Coude, Greenfield
Best Blooming Pub The Three Crowns, Scouthead
The standard of entries was very high and the judges’ decision had not been easy. The Parish Council would like to congratulate all the winners and thank everyone for supporting the competition.