Awards for all who helped to beautify Louth
THE green-fingered efforts from residents and businesses in Louth were recognised for helping beautify the town.
The winners and runners-up from this year's Lovely Louth competition were presented with trophies and certificates by Louth Mayor Councillor Jill Makinson-Sanders and David Fairburn, from Louth and District Gardening Society.
The competition is organised by the town council and Mr Fairburn to encourage people to help beautify the town through floral arrangements.
At the presentation event, Mr Fairburn revealed there will be a new category next year.
He said: "We are looking at introducing a category on a more sustainable garden, with annuals and greenery, which we hope will get a few more people entering."
The Mayor, Councillor Jill Makinson-Sanders, said to the winners: "This year Louth has entered East Midlands in Bloom and I hope next year everyone will again help make Louth a more colourful place.
"We want to make Louth the best it can be. So keep those green fingers going, we are really proud of you all."
The winners were: CLASS 1 – Shops and business premises: 1 Spinning Wheel, 2 Lakings of Louth, 3 M&G Designs; CLASS 2 – Licensed premises: 1 The Wheatsheaf, 2 The Woolpack Inn, 3 The King's Head; CLASS 3: Private houses – frontage display of tubs, hanging baskets: 1 Glyn and Sharon MacDonald, 21 Linden Walk; 2 Mrs C Day, 2 Michael Foale Lane; 3 Miss C Harrison, Almshouses on Eastgate; CLASS 4 – Private houses gardens visible from the road: 1 Ken Addison, 161 St Bernard's Avenue; 2 Mr H Kerman, 7 Beck Way; Mr M Foxon, 3 Kenwick Pastures; CLASS 5 – Private houses gardens visible from the road (senior citizens): Margaret Welton, Bridge House Newmarket; Mrs C J Evison, 9 Pasture Drive; Joint 3 Mr J Dring, 6 Monks' Dyke Road and Mr K Willerton, 19 Priory Close.