Uckfield Allotment Competition Winners announced

Allotment Winners with Uckfield Mayor Cllr Spike Mayhew

The winners of the Uckfield Allotment Competition 2018 were announced at the Annual Allotment Conference held at the Civic Centre on Tuesday 11th September.

This year the allotment competition was judged and sponsored by Staverton’s Nursery, Halland. The judges, Phil and Sam Cottingham, were impressed with the standard of work and the quality and variety of produce that was being grown across all the allotment sites in Uckfield. The presentations were made during the evening by Uckfield Town Mayor Cllr Spike Mayhew.

The winners of the Best Kept allotments were:- Bell Lane Allotments – Mr Steve Powell, Bird-in-Eye Allotments – Mrs Turner, Framfield Road Allotments – Mr Manning, Ridgewood Allotments – Mrs Murray, West Park Allotments – Mr Mark Dawkins

The judges had no hesitation in deciding the overall winner in this category was Mr Manning whose name will be added to the plaque held at the Civic Centre

A new category this year was the Most Creative Allotment and the winner was unanimously judged to be Mrs Heather Berry.

The children’s competition to grow the tallest sunflower was won by Joshua Grzelak, who got his seeds in very early in the spring and grew a sunflower 2.95m tall . Well done Joshua!

All images by Ron Hill (HillPhotographic)

Childrens Winner Joshua Grzelak

Mrs Heather Berry

Overall Winner, Mr Manning

Mrs Turner

Mr Manning, Framfield Rd Allotment Winner

Mr Steve Powell