Thamesmead in Bloom shows residents at their green-fingered best

Thamesmead in Bloom shows residents at their green-fingered best

The winners and runners up.

Vic Richardson and his own slice of paradise.

Claire Singleton on her Best Balcony winning balcony in Maran Way.

One of the judges, John Prout, in the Best Community Garden the Growing Together Garden in Titmuss Avenue.

Claire Singleton with her son Dan, 11.

First published in News News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

A group of green-fingered Thamesmead residents took part in the annual Thamesmead in Bloom contest.

Individuals and community groups competed for the titles of Best Garden, Different Garden, Specialist Garden, Community Garden and Best Balcony.

There were 22 entries in all and a panel of 12 members Friends of Thamesmead Parks did the judging, along with Trust Thamesmead’s community development officer Alex Forrester.

The Community Garden category was judged by Gallions Housing Association staff and the presentations were made on August 12.

Each of the winners received £100 in vouchers with runners-up winning £50 and third prize £20, valid at Europe’s largest home improvement and garden centre retailers, as well as a certificate.

Winner of Best Different Garden Vic Richardson, of Aspen Green, said: "Winning Thamesmead in Bloom is like winning the lottery but without the money.

"I love my exotic front garden - people often knock and ask about the plants and the wife is happy as she has her traditional English garden out the back."

Police urgently seek woman who has escaped from Sidcup mental health unit

News Shopper:

5:01pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Police in Bexley are urgently seeking to trace a 27-year-old woman who has escaped from a mental health unit in Sidcup.

'Great looking, high-octane and thought-provoking - what's not to love?': Chappie (12A) reviewed

News Shopper:

4:05pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Chappie has all the sheen and explosions of a big blockbuster but importantly it throws up some interesting questions that elevate it beyond the crashing of metal and sweary tattooed gangsters.

FUNNY FRUIT: As first 2015 crop appears, will we get another penis or foot-shaped strawberry?

News Shopper:

2:34pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Will this year’s strawberry crop produce anything as outrageous as these two gems from previous years?

Violent Bexley burglars jailed after woman filmed their flat break-in on her phone

News Shopper:

2:10pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Two prolific and violent burglars have been sentenced to a total of nine years in prison after a member of the public filmed them breaking into a flat on their phone.

Millwall fans 'worst in London' while Charlton and Crystal Palace fare better

News Shopper:

1:21pm Thursday 5th March 2015

The chant goes 'no one likes us but we don't care' and now stats prove it after Millwall fans were ranked the 'worst in London', while Charlton and Crystal Palace supporters have a better reputation.


Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree