Trafford Housing Trust

Trafford residents growing for gold

25 August 2016

With the fantastic success of Team GB in the Rio Olympics, still fresh in our minds,  some Trafford residents have garnered a few top awards of their own in the THT Annual Neighbourhood Services Gardening Competition.

The competition is a way to celebrate the residents olympic efforts to work hard with their neighbours to maintain their green spaces and make their neighbourhoods more colourful and pleasant places to live. Gardening has a huge impact on health and wellbeing, not just for those who are gardening, but those people unable to garden but able to enjoy the view.

The gardens were judged on 23rd and 24th June by our Neighbourhood Services Supervisors and other Trust staff.  All entries were fantastic and the judges’ comments spoke volumes for the effort that has gone in. There were 6 categories for winners as follows:

Community Initiative Award- Chapel Walks- Patricia Morgan

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Judges Comments- Very pretty, Attractive Seating Area, A lot of residents are involved, Great Community Impact.


Best Communal- Longworth Close- Gerry Sharples

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Amazing layout, with some unusual design ideas- used by residents & they make their own compost.


Best Back Garden- Winnie Smart- Urban Road

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Stunning, so much effort has gone into this garden & it has a great variety of plants. Lot of pollenating plants to attract bees.


Best Front Garden- Ron Jackson- Barkway Road

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Spectacular garden, simply amazing!


Best Hanging Baskets- Ron Jackson- Barkway Road

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Beautiful baskets which Ron also provides for his neighbours


Grow your own- Tamworth Allotment

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A great initiative & great idea with the opportunity for residents to grown fruit and veg in small, manageable plots.

This project has huge social impact. Overall social impact value is £8,366. This activity has created £10.46 of social value for every pound invested. Social Value figures generated using HACT Social Value Calculator. 

Well done to everyone who took part and here's to next year's floral Olympics



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