Seaton Valley In Bloom

Success at Northumbria in Bloom Awards 2022

At an awards ceremony, held in Gateshead on the 28 September, there was success for the Seaton Valley in Bloom groups who had entered the Northumbria in Bloom competition 2022.

The groups have worked hard throughout 2022 to get their displays blooming for the judging that took place over the summer.   Their hard work and imagination paid off with the groups achieving awards in various categories in the competition.

In the Large Village category, Holywell in Bloom received a Silver Gilt and Best in Class.  The judges said: “Holywell is a Bloom entry working hard to engage with all sectors of the community. Their determination to consider environmental factors in all that they do bodes well for the future. The work already done is clear for all to see”.

Seaton Delaval in Bloom received a Silver Gilt in the special category of Best Town Centre Retail Area and Business Improvement District.

Concorde House Patio Group received a Silver Gilt award in the special category of Best Care / Residential / Convalescent Home / Hospice or Day Centres.

We would like to congratulate all of the groups on their success in the competition this year and thank the NCC Local Service Partnership Team for their continued support to the groups.

Pictured below are members of the Holywell in Bloom group and Chris from the NCC Local Services Partnership Team and Concorde House Patio Group with their awards.

Photographs © Lee Dobson

Some examples of the work that the village In Bloom groups have been doing.

The Holywell In Bloom group have been working in the Community Orchard at the top of Holywell Dene, beside Sandown Close.  Over the recent years the group have planted a number of fruit trees in the area and have cut back the grass to make the orchard accessible to the community.

The  group have started an Orchard Club with children and their families getting involved in the orchard and learning about plants and nature.

The young gardeners at the club have been involved in lots of fun activities and recently planted some of their old pants with flowers along the top of the orchard.

The new In Bloom group in Seaton Delaval have been concentrating their work in the Cat Park next to the Co-Op store and Avenue Head roundabout.

The group have painted the two benches in the park a bright blue and have planted up contrasting pots next to the benches with flowers.

Seghill In Bloom group have been maintaining flower beds and planting up containers around the village.

They have supported the Rugby and Football Clubs and helped install some raised planters near to the club house on the Welfare Recreation Ground.

Seaton Sluice In Bloom group have maintained their floral planting along Beresford Road and in the Memorial Park.

The group have also planted up planters around the village and two feature areas of planting in boats around the harbour area.

In New Hartley the group have been working on the flower beds at the Hartley Pit Memorial Gardens and have planted a number of new shrubs and flowers and added some new features to the gardens.

If you are interested in joining one of the village In Bloom Groups, their contact details can be found below:

Holywell In Bloom – through Facebook Group @holywellinbloom

New Hartley In Bloom –  through Facebook Group  @NewHartleyInBloom

Seaton Delaval In Bloom – through Facebook Group @DelavalInBloom

Seaton Sluice In Bloom – through Community Centre Facebook Page @seatonsluicecc 

Seghill In Bloom – through Facebook Group @seghillinbloom