Amble Community Awards 2019
Residents from all areas of the town attended the annual awards ceremony held Tuesday 16th July where the garden, allotment and civic awards were presented.
Mayor, Craig Weir, welcomed everyone saying with the increase in the wonderful gardens in the town, shortlisting by Councillors had proved very difficult. There were so many beautiful displays for all to see as they walked through the streets and the estates. The town had been fortunate once again to have the services of a representative from Alnwick Gardens to undertake the final judging. He was delighted to be invited again and had been very impressed by all he had seen as evidence of the hard work and dedication of residents.
The Secret Garden Award gave residents the opportunity to show areas not seen by those passing by- and what a wonderful selection of ‘back’ gardens there were! Everyone should take the opportunity to view the winner who would open their garden on 8 August 2019, 2pm – 4pm.
There had been an improvement in the allotment areas with more people working to produce an abundance of fresh vegetables to harvest. Many took on neglected plots and worked wonders to get them back into shape and productive.
The Civic Awards were given to organisations or individuals who did exceptional work throughout the town either voluntarily or above and beyond their normal job. The Junior Award went to Darin Fawcett, one of the town’s PCSOs who worked tirelessly with our young people and had begun the Young Citizen’s Award ten years ago. The Adult Award was presented to Sue Swanston who not only gave her time in helping at her church but assisted many other organisations in the town and had begun a very successful dementia friendly café which gave an opportunity for carers and sufferers to meet and share thoughts and ideas in a social setting.
A list of all winners can be found below:
COMMMUNITY CIVIC AWARDS EVENING 2019