Monthly Archives: October 2015

Britain in Bloom; South West 2015

Monday July 13th 2015; John Noble, RHS South West in Bloom Judge, met Ken and Fiona at Sainsbury’s and staff in Penzance

Judging at Sainsburys

After that; the Welcome to Penzance bed on the bypass into Penzance

Welcome to Penzance

Then we went to the Princess May Recreation Ground which is cared for by Melville Durrant

Recreation Ground

Then to Morrab Gardens where we were met by Friends of Morrab Gardens and Joe the Head Gardener

Morrab Garden1

and later David Nebesnuick the Mayor

Morrab Garden2

Then a visit to the Pengarth Day Centre – and meeting Sharon Stone the Manager


Next to the Penzance Community Flora Group site, at the John Daniels Centre at Heamoor, where we were greeted by the Manager and Clients of the John Daniels Centre.


We returned to Sainsburys to be greeted with a cream tea; courtesy or Sainsburys which was a lovely ending to a day of judging.

Mike Foye at Dartmouth Naval College

On the 24th of September Fiona and Ken went to Dartmouth Royal Naval College for the Presentation of RHS Awards; where we met up with judge Mike Foye pictured here in front of the Dartmouth Royal Naval College.

Presenting Silver Gilt Pennant Award

Penzance Community Flora Group receiving the Silver Guilt Pennant Award and the Vick Verrier Award for Outstanding Newcommer. Presentations by Jonathan Dimbleby and the Mayor of Dartmouth.

2015 Silver Town Pennant South

And we were presented, by Jonathan Dimbleby, The Wheatley Award for Sainsbury Penzance; for Outstanding Industrial / Commercial Contribution. The awards are for the colours, the planting, or the hanging baskets, and containers of plants, the flower beds, and other areas planted up in the town.

Presenting Wheatley Trophy

2015 Wheatley Trophy to Sainsbury

On the evening of the same day Penzance Community Flora Group were honoured with a Cornwall Community Award; assessed by Stuart Wood and Tim Bird; head of CORMAC; for Cornwall County Council. In recognition at the inaugural Cornwall Community Awards held at the Eden Project. In recognition for volunteers commitments and efforts in making Local Communities an even better place to live.

The award is marked in nine catagories; marks out of ten for the entire entry; we scored NINE overall !

Cornwall Community Award 2105

Fiona comments “I would like to thank all those involved. Particularly Ken Prouse and Mike Foye; the Causeway Head Traders, and other town traders; my fellow Committee members; Sainsbury’s and their staff. Many congratulations to Steve Moine and Penzance Sainsbury’s”

This is the presentation Ken and Fiona made to Steve Moine (Manager) and staff with the Wheatley award.

A great result for all involved. Thank you

Fiona. Chairman PzCFG

2015 presenting Wheatley Trophy to Sainsbury