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Fieldhead gardeners show their true colours

Release Date: 09-Aug-2011
Green-fingered Fieldhead residents have taken part in the first gardening competition to be held exclusively on the estate.
Sharon with Robert Scott (KNH); Tom Raper(Kirklees Parks and Open Spaces); ward councillor Liz Smaje; and Sabrina Hussain (KNH)

Sharon with Robert Scott (KNH); Tom Raper(Kirklees Parks and Open Spaces); ward councillor Liz Smaje; and Sabrina Hussain (KNH)

The competition, organized by KNH as part of its Excel rewards and recognition scheme, was open to all Fieldhead residents. It aimed to highlight the contribution that people who take pride in their gardens make to the local community and complement the regeneration work that is currently transforming the estate.

Sharon Jackson from Nussey Avenue won the top prize for best garden. According to the judges, Sharon’s garden is “a beacon of achievement and encouragement to others. It inspires young people and encourages them to be aware of their environment in Fieldhead.”

Receiving her award, Sharon said, “I was absolutely overwhelmed and excited about winning. I enjoy growing my plants and it gives me great pleasure to give them to my friends and neighbours to brighten up their gardens.”

The award for most improved garden went to Richard Preston from Withens Road, who only moved in seven months ago.

Other category winners included:

• Best fruit or vegetable garden – Gail & Jill Rushworth
• Best balcony/patio/communal garden – Joe Birch
• Best group garden – Neil Shires

Neighbourhood Operations Manager, Robert Scott, said: “It’s been great to see the effort and skill that so many of our residents have put into their gardens. This competition is our chance to thank them for their work and to encourage others to start taking an interest in their gardens.”

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