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Best kept front garden competition
« on: June 10, 2010, 11:31:47 am »
NORTH MYMMS PARISH  “Best Kept Front Garden”  Competition
You may have seen the colourful posters in some shop windows.  Here is what they are all about.

North Mymms Parish Councillors want to help improve the appearance of the environment in which we live and work. Although off-road parking serves a useful purpose, attractive front gardens play an important part in the appearance of the Parish so a “Best Kept Front Garden” competition will be held this summer.

Judging Criteria

The first and most important criteria will be the attractiveness of the front garden.  It should be well kept, interesting for whatever reason, environmentally friendly, i.e. not excessively paved/hard landscaped, and enhance the overall appearance of the street/ village/ Parish.


This year it will be during the first week of July, but may be at different times in future to allow for seasonal “show”.  Parish Councillors will nominate the best 3 or 4 gardens in his or her ward.
The Chairman and/or Vice Chairman will then make the final decision after carrying out their own inspection during the second week of July.  In the event of a close-run decision, preference may be given to a garden wholly maintained by the owner, i.e. not contract gardeners.

The winner will be advised straight away.  In late October a certificate will be presented at the same social occasion as when the long-running ‘Best Kept Allotment’ awards are made.

Nil.  Zero.  Nothing.  Parish Councillors live in and travel round the Parish already, and the certificate will be printed at no cost.

Good luck to everyone.
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