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Island in Bloom 2003 Results 18 October 2003

Ramsey has won the Island in Bloom Competition 2003 and will now go through to represent the Island at the Britain in Bloom finals next year.

Local judges Hazel Magee, of Douglas, and Joyce Corlett, of Port Erin, praised the town's community effort in raising the standard of its floral features and cleanliness. The town last represented the Island in 2002 when it received a bronze medal in the coastal resort category of the national finals.

Parliament Street in Ramsey was named best shopping area in the towns category, Ramsey Bakery best business premises and two of its projects took the honours in the community project section - Kerroo Glass elderly persons complex was first while Poyll Dooey nature trails was runner-up.

Crosby and Glen Vine jointly won the Large Village category for the first time while St John's - this year's national finalist - won the village section.

In addition the first ever Clean Community Award, sponsored by the Department of Local Government and the Environment, will go to Castletown.

Tourism Minister David Cretney commented: 'Every year the Island's towns and villages are improving their floral features and smartening up the environment, and everybody benefits. It makes a more pleasant environment for residents and visitors, and it's good that we can join with the Royal Horticultural Society to recognise those efforts.

'I am also delighted we have the Clean Community Award presented by DLGE. We all need to work together to eliminate litter and other things that all too often spoil our towns, villages and countryside.'

All winners are being invited to attend the Island in Bloom prize presentations in Douglas on November 7.


Town (Pop. 2,000 - 25,000), Ramsey

Large Village (Pop. 600 - 2,000), Crosby/Glen Vine

Village (Pop. Up to 600), St John's

Large Hotel:

1st Imperial Hotel, Douglas
2nd Grand Island Hotel, Ramsey

1st Mount Murray Hotel & Country Club

Small Hotel/Guest House:

1st The Anchorage, Athol Park, Port Erin
2nd Trevelyan Hotel, Douglas

1st Farrants Fort, St Judes, Andreas
2nd Aaron House, Promenade, Port St Mary


1st Bowling Green Cafe, Peel
2nd The Swan Hotel, Parliament Square, Ramsey

1st Raven Hotel, Ballaugh
2nd Colby Glen Hotel, Colby

Shopping Area:

1st Parliament Street, Ramsey
2nd Tower House, Douglas

1st Tynwald Mills Craft Centre, St John's
2nd Village area, Ballaugh

Public/Community Area:

1st St Peter's Church, Peel
2nd Mooragh Park, Ramsey

1st Arboretum, St John's
2nd Maughold Millennium Arboretum, Maughold

Business Premises:

1st Ramsey Bakery
2nd Corrin Home, Peel

1st Robert Cowin, Quine's Hill, Port Soderick
2nd Butcher's shop, Andreas

Individual Householder's Garden:

1st Mr & Mrs Alker, 40 Ballachrink Drive, Onchan
2nd Mrs Delia Turner, Holly Cottage, Victoria Road, Douglas. (Tel 629338)

1st David & Ann Fairbairn, 18 Snaefell View, Jurby
1st John Kennaugh, Ravenstone, Main Road, Colby
1st Mr A Brown, Dreemskerry Cottage, Maughold

Best Community Project:

1st Residents of Kerroo Glass, Lezayre Estate, Ramsey
2nd Poyll Dooey Nature Trails, Ramsey

1st Millennium Garden, Andreas
2nd Ballaugh Bowling Green, Ballaugh

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