Wales in Bloom Results


The Buryport Memorial Hall was packed to capacity for the award ceremony which reflected the number of entries this year. We were therefore pleased to receive two awards. A silver guilt award for the best small village and a level 5 ( highest is 6 ) for our Neighbourhood entry for the Hamlet Green which was described as' thriving'.

Well done to every resident ( which in our case is everyone in our hamlet!) who worked so hard. You deserve the success.

The score sheets reveal how close we were to that we elusive Gold. For anyone interested (who has not yet seen it ) the book detailing our achievements this year is available email janet.myers3@sky.com

Wales in bloom 2017 Judging Report

Following on from a very successful Awards Ceremony on Friday, please find attached your Judges Report from Wales in Bloom. Below is a table showing the marks required to achieve each Medal. If you have any queries then please do let me know and I will request your judge to contact you to discuss your report with you.

MEDALS

Gold

170-200

Silver Gilt

150-169

Silver

120-149

Bronze

100-119

No Award

0-99

Name of Entry: Old Hamlet of Llanmartin

Judging Date: Monday 3rd July 2017

Category: Class 8 Small Village

Judge: John Woods

Introduction

It was a real pleasure to return to Llanmartin this year and to witness the progress that you have made. This is an entry that shows community cohesion at its best. I’m delighted to award the Wales in Bloom Small Village Class 2nd Prize to the Old Hamlet of Llanmartin. Once again this year you were competing in a highly competitive class with only 9 points separating you from the winner.

Very many congratulations and stick at it in 2018! Llongyfarchiadau lu a daliwch ati yn 2018!

SECTION A – Horticultural Achievement

Assessing year-round horticultural achievement including conservation and natural areas.

MAX

ACT.

A1.

Impact – design, colours, appropriate choice of plants, special features, presentation, innovation

20

16

A2.

Horticultural practice – cultivation and maintenance, quality of plants, sustainability, new planting

20

16

A3.

Residential and Community Gardening – residential, communal areas, allotments, public buildings (grounds of churches, schools etc.), car parks

20

16

A4.

Business Areas and Premises – retail and shopping areas, leisure sites, transport terminals, car parks, farms, rural businesses, pubs, post offices, tourist areas/attractions, offices, estate agents etc.

20

16

A5.

Green Spaces – verges, parks and open public spaces

20

17

TOTAL POINTS AWARDED FOR SECTION A

50% of maximum points

100

81

Areas of Achievement:

The permanent plantings and seasonal floral displays at the Old Barn including the wedding area.

The giant vegetables grown by Ian Neale.

The additional hanging baskets located throughout the hamlet. Size and choice of plants both good.

The Cubs and Scouts garden projects in Llanmartin Churchyard.

The rebranding of the former Council cast iron planters.

The planting and maintenance of the cast iron planters throughout the hamlet.

The number of residents’ gardens containing a wealth of horticultural riches including.

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Areas for Improvement:

There were a few brambles in the Hydrangeas at the Old Barn

SECTION B – Environmental Responsibility

Assessing year-round activities improving environmental responsibility.

MAX

ACT.

B1.

Conservation and biodiversity – areas of natural habitat, wildlife and conservation sites

10

7

B2.

Resource management – recycling, minimising demand placed on natural resources and any harmful impact on the environment

10

7

B3.

Local heritage –management and development of local heritage and/or identity, inclusive of natural heritage

10

8

B4.

Local environmental quality – management of vacant premises and plots, litter, graffiti, fly-posting, dog fouling etc.

10

9

B5.

Pride of place – management of street furniture, signage, art in the landscape and hard landscaping

10

8

TOTAL POINTS AWARDED FOR SECTION B

25% of maximum points

50

39

Areas of Achievement:

The newly opened hedgehog sanctuary and the success in securing funding from Land Fill Tax.

The ongoing work to establish a new wildlife lake at Hillside.

The bridle path.

The sensitive maintenance and ongoing research of the Bethal Chapel burial ground.

The Grandpa’s Beans project.

The bug box scheme and the refreshment of the bird, bat, and owl boxes already in place.

The washing of the road signs. Something that’s needed in many villages and towns but only seen in Llanmartin this year!

The complete lack of litter, dog dirt, flyposting, and graffiti.

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Areas for Improvement:

Are there further opportunities for you to capture rainwater?

Do you have a policy in relation to the use of peat?

SECTION C – Community Participation

Assessing year-round community participation

MAX

ACT.

C1.

Development and continuity - Development and sustainability of the local Bloom initiative and evidence of ongoing projects

10

7

C2.

Communication and education – community awareness and understanding, engagement with schools and young people and/or other community groups, press coverage, publicity materials

10

8

C3.

Community participation – engaging a wide range of people across all areas of the community

10

9

C4.

Year-round involvement – schedules of events and supporting evidence of year-round activity (primary evidence to be presented in 15 minute presentation)

10

8

C5.

Funding and Support – initiatives to secure ongoing support for the local Bloom campaign including local business support

10

7

TOTAL POINTS AWARDED FOR SECTION C

25% of maximum points

50

39

Areas of Achievement:

The quality and content of your newsletter.

Your programme of year round events.

The trip to Gardener’s World.

The Sunflower Competition.

Areas for Improvement:

No mention of the judge’s visit in your noticeboards…

GRAND TOTAL POINTS AWARDED

200 (max.)

159

MEDAL AWARDED

Silver Gilt

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