Garden competition winners announced

This has been an extraordinary year! Not only have we all suffered from the restrictions placed on us and our businesses by Covid -19 but we have also endured strange weather conditions.

The combination of the two lead the judges to decide that the Village Enhancement Competition would focus only on the residential category this year as shops, hotels, pubs, bars and churches etc have seen months where most have been closed with no staff available.

Councillor Mike Dudley-Jones said "But the residential category has been excellent and the Parish Council, on behalf of all the residents in Alderley Edge, would like to thank the winners, the runner up and the highly commended for their efforts. Behind them are a wide variety of exquisite gardens, beautifully tended and the Judges much enjoyed touring the village spotting these."

The judges were delighted to award the The Shell Trophy, in memory of Ian Miller, to David and Irene Macklin of Thirlmere Close.

The runner up award went to Marjorie Young of Devonshire Drive with the highly commended award going to James and Jessica Byrom of Wilton Crescent.

Councillor Mike Dudley-Jones added "The Shell Trophy is a 'fun award' and I know that Ian Miller's wife Carole and his two sisters had hoped to be able to attend the Award Ceremony which we had planned for the Festival Hall but restrictions have meant this has to be cancelled too. I know they will want to offer their congratulations to the award winners."

The Shell Trophy, Village Enhancement Competition

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