Dave Khan said of his decision to sponsor the campaign for the next two years:
On a personal level, I have been touched by the unpaid time and personal effort of
all the volunteers in trying to enhance the physical environment of the village and
improve community life. As a businessman I recognise that beyond the ample natural
beauty of the area my customers are looking to spend time in a village that is well
maintained, vibrant and inviting. The Cartmel In Bloom volunteers play an important
role in this and I am very happy to support them in their efforts.
A Car boot full of trophies in Cumbria In Bloom 2014!
Gill and Percy got up NINE TIMES! Awards included Best Overall Village, Best Tidy
Village (small) and Best in Borough!
Our aim is to encourage and bring about a greater sense of shared pride in Cartmel
and its community.
Through our Cumbria and Britain In Bloom activities, we hope to strengthen the links
between the various groups involved in village life for the benefit of the residents
and to enhance the enjoyment of the visitors to Cartmel.
Our warmest thanks to all the volunteers, sponsors, friends and supporters without
whom there would be no Cartmel In Bloom’ - Tiffany Hunt, Chair
Carmel is a winner!
Awards galore in Cumbria In Bloom 2014!
In Cumbria In Bloom, Cartmel won the trophy for the tidiest village together with
the trophy for the Best Sustainable Development for the region. To add to these
awards we also gained a Silver Gilt and Runner - up in the Best Village category.
In the The Young People's Award category, the pupils of the Cartmel Primary School
were complimented for the design and construction of three mosaic panels adorning
the Cartmel bus shelter and which in the judges’ opinion “created a bit of local
history by accurately depicting aspects of rural life of the area”
Both the Cartmel Primary and Priory Schools won awards in the Schools Gardening Competition.
The new Priory Church Garden, the Town End Meadow borders and the River Eea Walkway
& Wildflower Scheme all won awards under the RHS ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ scheme.
In Britain In Bloom, we came away with Silver.
The judges commented amongst other:
‘Cartmel is a beautiful village in which to live and visit. The Bloom Group here
are engaging in environmental and floral projects that make a real difference, brightening
up and improving the place for all’.