So excited to announce that the Old Hamlet of Llanmartin won a gold certificate at Wales in Bloom. Well done to the Wales in Bloom team and to all the residents who worked so hard. We even got a special plaque! Tony and Jacqui Ford attended that award ceremony, and collected our certificates and plaque on behalf of us all We also won the top award with top marks in the Community Section
Following the win the hamlet was featured on Wales on line with the heading ….
How a tiny hamlet with just 50 houses won a prestigious award after 15 years of trying
The Llanmartin residents say their success is down to community spirit, hard work, and some unusual quirks. Having been one of the Wales in Bloom team who showed the judges around and being the one who accepted the award on behalf of the residents Jacqui Ford was interviewed by their journalist and photographer. She wrote on the what's app group ...... Started at the Old Barn with coffee. Spent some time explaining how we set up the Committe
e, how we interact with the Village as a whole and how we set out with our Wales in Bloom journey. A lot of emphasis on how we approach it and how we felt actually finally winning it. Spent some time at Ian Neale’s and then back to ours. We stayed at ours and photographer was to continue on up the lane and finish at Jan’s.
The article begins… "For 15 years we've been the bridesmaid," Jacqui Ford smiles as we look outside at the impressive rows of flowers adorning the Old Barn Inn. Visible from where we are sat sipping a coffee it's an unexpected sight from Magor Road, a busy thoroughfare where many might drive past without noticing the floral display at all.
Go on line to read the full lengthy article on Wales on line. There is also a video for you to see.