Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Goring Gap scoops Bloom gold with second ever entry

Goring Gap followed up last year?s silver gilt Thames and Chilterns in Bloom prize with a gold award in the small town category with only its second ever entry.

Goring Gap followed up last year?s silver gilt Thames and Chilterns in Bloom prize with a gold award in the small town category with only its second ever entry.

Ted Smith, chairman of the Thames and Chilterns in Bloom Association, said the committee had embraced the bloom theme. He said: ?Pride is evident throughout Goring and Streatley with colourful displays throughout the main thoroughfare complemented by an exemplary wildlife area in Withymead Nature Reserve and the outstanding efforts of Goring Primary School with their horticultural practices and environmental responsibility.

?The enthusiasm shown by the bloom committee, residents and businesses would be the envy of many towns.?

It was also a joint winner in the overall clean and tidy entry and the school was highly commended in the Mark Mattock Schools Challenge Cup.

Myrna Anderson, a voluntary worker at the school, helped the children to grow fruit and vegetables.

Stephanie Bridle, a member of the organising committee, said she was elated. She said: ?It?s the result of all the volunteers in the village who helped. We?ve introduced the Withymead Nature Reserve to make it a broader entry and we?ve had more hanging baskets.

?The lock-keeper made a special effort to do sustainable planting in the lock and we?ve had more businesses involved. Our litter-pickers were also wonderful. They do it twice a year and always maintain the cleanliness.?

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