Following the judging of gardens and allotments in this years Ferryhill in Bloom Competition, Civic Award nominations, and Annual Art & Photography Exhibition, and to acknowledge the hard work of Ferryhill’s retiring Councillors, a Presentation Evening was held at The Masonic Hall in Ferryhill on Thursday, 7th October 2021.
Approximately 100 people attended the event, which saw Town Mayor, Councillor David Farry present awards, certificates and prizes to the winners, in what proved to be a vey successful evening, with residents, Councillors and Town Council staff coming together to celebrate different aspects of Ferryhill’s community.
At the end of the evening a special award was also presented by the Town Mayor to Lawrence Petterson in recognition of 44 years dedicated service, providing legal support to the local community and businesses in Ferryhill.
A Prize Draw, which in total raised £565 for the Mayors charities; Little Treasures, Chance Drama, Mainsforth Cricket Club, Ferryhill Town Youth F.C. and The Rifles Care for Casualties also took place. The winner of the Prize Draw, who will receive a brand new Playstation 5 was named as Gillian Coates.
Ferryhill Town Council, who organised the event, would like to say a huge thank you to Thinford Nurseries for once again sponsoring this year’s Ferryhill in Bloom Competition, providing gift vouchers for the winners, and to Viv and her team at the Masonic Hall, for providing an excellent venue for the event, with a delicious buffet.
Winners of the competitions and retiring Councillors being presented were as follows:
Maria Cansella – In recognition of outstanding voluntary effort and making a difference in the local community.
Glenys Newby – In recognition of outstanding voluntary effort and making a difference in the local community.
Ferryhill Dynamos FC – In recognition of outstanding achievement in winning the Durham & District Premier League County Cup 2019/20.
Art & Photography Exhibition
Karen Thompson – Winner of Art Exhibition
Gary Weatherston – Winner of Photography Exhibition
Ferryhill in Bloom
Commended – Mr J. Johns
Commended – Mr & Mrs Peel
Highly Commended – Mrs Hewitt
3rd Place – Mr Harris
2nd Place – Ms Atkinson
1ST Place – Mrs Kavanagh
Commended – Mr Pitfield
Commended – Mr Hartley
Commended – Mrs Cole
Commended – Mr Harris
Highly Commended - Ms Osment
3rd Place – Ms Atkinson
2nd Place – Mr and Mrs Gargett
1st Place – Mr and Mrs Hamilton
Highly Commended – Mrs Charlton
3rd Place – Ms Rykowska
2nd Place – Ms Lemon
1st Place – Mrs Dixon
2nd Place – The Ladder Centre
1st Place – The Garth
Storehouse Allotments – Mr Davison
East End Allotments – Mr Auton
Paxton Street Allotments – Mr Blackett
Mainsforth Row Allotments – Mr Carter
Most Improved Plots
Storehouse Allotments – Green Horizons
East End Allotments – Mrs Hope
Paxton Street Allotments – Mrs Rykowska
Mainsforth Row Allotments – Mr Ord
Special Recognition (Storehouse Allotments)
Durham Tees Valley Rehabilitation Company
Best Overall Allotment Plot – Mr Davison, Storehouse Allotments
Best Overall Allotment Site – Mainsforth Row
Ann Lauraine Smith