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Sidcup allotment-holders celebrates coming third in London in Bloom awards
A GROUP of Sidcup allotment-holders are celebrating after being named the third best in London.
The Harland Avenue site finished only two places off the top in the whole of the capital in the allotment category of The London in Bloom awards 2013.
Around 20 enthusiasts turned out for a monthly work day on October 20 where they celebrated their best ever finish in the competition – and got their hands dirty as usual.
Mick Price, 54, says it takes at least five hours a week to keep a plot up to scratch though he likes to spend most weekends and as many evenings as he can on his hobby.
The site representative said: "Everyone is really chuffed with the award and it’s given everyone a new lease of life.
"Overall the judges said we are an interesting and well kept site and we are quite sustainable with good composting and water preservation.
"We have got some dedicated people who really work to maintain their plots and that contributes to the overall upkeep of the site.
"We are all volunteers and we all do it because we enjoy the site which has a good family and community atmosphere.
"Coming third in London is quite an achievement and hopefully we can go from strength to strength."
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