Ten­ants choose cham­pion gar­den­ers

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Spotlight On Housing -

Green-fin­gered council ten­ants from across the district have thrown open their gar­dens for the Can­ter­bury Ten­ant Con­sul­ta­tive Group 2017 gar­den com­pe­ti­tion.

Win­ners gath­ered at Tower House in West­gate to col­lect their prizes.

The an­nual event was pre­vi­ously held by Can­ter­bury City Council and then East Kent Hous­ing for council ten­ants and lease­hold­ers, but this year ten­ants took over the reins.

“It is the first year we’ve put it on our­selves af­ter we were in­vited to get in­volved,” said Sheila King, one of the or­gan­is­ers.

“We ar­ranged the spon­sors and venue. It was a lovely day. The weather was good and we had about 35 en­tries. We also raised £350 for prizes. Win­ners got £50 and run­ners-up £30.”

The win­ner of best back gar­den was Hasan Taner, Ian Bing­ham won best con­tainer and Martin Ash­down best front gar­den.

Pic­tures: Paul Amos FM4886645

Gar­den com­pe­ti­tion awards or­gan­is­ers, spon­sors and win­ners pose for a ‘team photo’

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