Congratulations are once again in order for the village of Moorsholm whose residents and members of Moorsholm in Bloom returned from the Northumbria in Bloom annual awards ceremony on 15th September with the top prize for the second year running.
Moorsholm was the only village representing Lockwood at this year's awards but they have certainly done the Lockwood Parish Council area proud.
Moorsholm was awarded Gold in the 'Village Class' and was also named as the class winner before being named as the 'Best Overall Entry in 2015', beating off competition from Durham City and Corbridge to retain the Percy Boydell Trophy that they won last year. This is a tremendous achievement by Moorsholm in Bloom and everyone who has helped them to achieve this much deserved success.
Other winners included St.Mary's Churchyard which won Gold and was the winner of the 'Best Grounds of a Religious Establishment' category, a Gold in the 'Residential Front Garden' category for Sue Medcalf & John King and a Gold in the same category for Peter & Sheena Smith who were also declared as winners of the class. There was also an Award of Merit for 'Best Contribution to NIB by a Volunteer' which was awarded to Tom Cartwright.