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Park Head Hotel – Awarded Silver (Pubs and Hotels Category) Tony Gibbons, Park Head gardeners Barry and John and Claire Gibbons

David Nicholson receiving his individual award in the Outstanding Volunteer  Category

Becci Nye and Alicia Teasdale from Fifteas Vintage Tearoom – contribution to fundraising was recognised by Andrew Jackson, Durham County Council Technical Manager, Clean and Green. (Fund raising event helped raise 434 pounds)

Phil and Susan from the Durham Ox Coundon – recognised for their contribution to fund raising by Andrew Jackson (Fund raising event raised over 700 pounds)

Also recognised for their fund raising contribution but who were not in attendance were Bishop Auckland Golf Club helping to raise 467 pounds and the  Chang Thai Restauraunt that helped raise 309 pounds.

In addition there were two further donors – the Kynren Cuppa and Catch up who raised 64 pounds and South Durham Enterprise Agency Coffee Morning which raised 172 pounds.

If you would like to make a donation (such as a prize, flowers or cash) to Bishop Auckland and Coundon in Bloom and help us in our efforts to improve our towns and neighbourhoods, contact either Cllr Joy Allen 07762 791237 or our Secretary Nigel Bryson 07789 907441.

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Wear Valley Crematorium receiving their Silver Gilt Award (Religious Establishment)

Dr Robert McManners, Alan Anderson Andy Naisbitt from Auckland Castle receiving their Gold Award (Conservation)

Chair of Bishop Auckland and Coundon in Bloom Cllr Joy Allen and Vice Chair Cllr Charlie Kay with Chairman of Durhan County Council Cllr Bill Kellett

The team from Kynren won a prestigious Gold Award (Tourist Attraction) on their first attempt. Michelle Anderson, Stefa McManners MBE,

Marilyn Weerasinghe – Chair of the fundraising group with Andrew Jackson

Chairman of Durham County Council – Cllr Bill Kellett presented the awards

Chair of Funding Group with funding group member Judith Cowley

Christine Percival steering group member and freelance photographer and Cllr Joy Allen (Bishop Auckland Town)

Flowers by Kathryn Hume – Forget Me Not Flowers

Celebration buffet at the Park Head Hotel – sponsored by Claire and Tony Gibbons

Northumbria In Bloom award Winners with members and supporters of Bishop Auckland and Coundon In Bloom.

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