Stroud In Bloom volunteers celebrate gold award at AGM
5:08pm Monday 4th November 2013 in News
The chamber of trade cup for the best shop window display was awarded to High Street vintage clothing store Time after Time at Stroud In Bloom's AGM last week (2317783)
THE mood was one of jubilation and celebration as Stroud In Bloom held its Annual General Meeting on Monday (October 28).
After securing gold for a second successive year in the prestigious Britain in Bloom competition around 30 volunteers and members of the group’s organising committee attended the event held at St Alban’s Church in Parliament Street.
Stroud mayor Amanda Moriarty presented certificates to all the businesses which had backed the town’s entry and also awarded an array of prizes for competition winners and to recognise the work of certain individuals.
Among those in receipt of prizes were Ken and Lillian Roberts – for their services to Stroud In Bloom, Ann Taylor – for her work encouraging children to take part, and the owner of Backhouse Newsagents in Middle Street, Anne Creed, whose Adopt a Plot efforts drew special praise from the visiting Heart of England judges.
On the night, town centre vintage clothing establishment Time after Time was also awarded the chamber of trade cup for the best shop window display – a competition sponsored by Mills’ café.
Speaking at the AGM, Malcolm Tarling, the chairman of Stroud In Bloom’s organising committee, praised everyone involved with the 2013 entry and said it had been a ‘wonderful team effort’.
“Our successes are due not just to the work of the committee, but to our band of volunteers, the staff of the town, district and county councils, and the landscape team at Stratford Park without whose dedication, and enthusiasm a lot of what we have achieved and do would not be possible,” he said.
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