Growing Success Celebrated

Monday, 11 August 2008
A growing success for green-fingered tenants was celebrated with a special presentation to the winners of this year's best-kept tenants' gardens competition, organized by Dover District Council's Housing Services team.

All tenants were invited to take part in the competition and entries were received from across the district. A panel of judges visited all entries and winners were selected in four categories. Prizes were awarded at a special presentation at the Council offices last week. Winners were presented with certificates and gift vouchers, and a water butt donated by Folkestone and Dover Water Services.

The winners were Janet Giles from Ash (Overall Winner), Heather Cowell from Walmer (Best Garden), Beryl Anderson from Alkham (Most Environmentally Friendly Garden) and Paul Hedge from Dover (Best Window Boxes and Hanging Baskets).

Cllr Mrs Sue Nicholas, DDC Cabinet Member for Strategic Housing, Local Authority Housing, Landlord Policy and Tenant Affairs, who was part of the presentation team, said: "We were delighted by the response to the competition and we were very impressed with the quality of gardens we saw across the district. It was great to see the winners at Whitfield to receive their prizes, and it was wonderful to see so many people across the area taking such a pride in their gardens and contributing to their communities in such a colourful way."

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