Top allotment achievements celebrated in Oakham

The winners, from left, Tony Harrod (Brooke Road Stewards' Award), Carol Edwards and Roy Edwards (Brooke Road Best Allotment), Brendan Wallace (Oakham Town Council Shield for the Most Improved Allotment at council owned sites), Jeff Dale (society president), Dave Stewardson (Jack Ainscough Memorial Trophy for the Best Garden in the society), Oakham mayor Adam Lowe, Stan Blackford (Burley Road Stewards' Award), Alan Cunningham (Burley Road Best Allotment), Martin Johns  (Pillings Road Stewards' Award), Adrian Marshall (Willow Crescent Best Allotment).
The winners, from left, Tony Harrod (Brooke Road Stewards' Award), Carol Edwards and Roy Edwards (Brooke Road Best Allotment), Brendan Wallace (Oakham Town Council Shield for the Most Improved Allotment at council owned sites), Jeff Dale (society president), Dave Stewardson (Jack Ainscough Memorial Trophy for the Best Garden in the society), Oakham mayor Adam Lowe, Stan Blackford (Burley Road Stewards' Award), Alan Cunningham (Burley Road Best Allotment), Martin Johns (Pillings Road Stewards' Award), Adrian Marshall (Willow Crescent Best Allotment).

Allotment owners celebrated a successful year of gardening at their annual awards night.

The Oakham Home Gardens and Allotment Society held its presentation evening at the Catmose Club in Oakham. It was attended by 40 members and the mayor and deputy mayor of Oakham, Adam Lowe and Jayne Woodcock.

Prizes were presented by Mr Lowe and the society president Jeff Dale.

Spokesman Rob Bowley said: “The evening was both a social occasion and to recognise the hard work, skill and enthusiasm which make allotment sites the picturesque and environmentally invaluable places they are.”

The group has announced allotment vacancies for 2014. Anyone interested in taking on an own allotment or sharing one can contact Stan Townsend on 01572 755964 or stan@ohgas.org.uk