Middleton Hall wins Small Village category in 2021 Northumbria in Bloom Awards

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We are extremely proud to have won the Small Village category of the 2021 Northumbria In Bloom Awards.

The prestigious competition, now in its 57th year, is all about encouraging local communities to improve their area through community gardening and sound environmental practises.

This year’s success builds on our previous successes in the competition – our 45 acre estate has consistently been featured amongst the prize winners since 2011.

Andrew Jackson, chairman of Northumbria in Bloom, said: “The last eighteen months have certainly been the most challenging and disruptive since Northumbria in Bloom was established in 1964.

“However, although our entries have had to contend with the lockdown restrictions like everyone else, it has been really pleasing to see all the fantastic work that they and their communities have still managed to do in their local areas despite all the difficulties.

“The region has still ‘Bloomed’ in 2021 despite Covid and our entries efforts will, I am sure, have cheered up everyone and helped them through these most difficult times.”

Our award win made the news and was featured in articles in the Evening Gazette and The Northern Echo.

A huge well done to all of our Estates Team and resident volunteers who work so hard to keep our grounds looking their best.

Middleton Hall Retirement Village. Photograph: Stuart Boulton.

Ben Henderson Estates Supervisor at Middleton Hall Retirement Village said: “The team are delighted with our result, and are thrilled to have all our hard work, as well as that of many of our residents who volunteer with the team, recognised. We have myriad ideas for further improvements to our beautiful estate which we are already working on ready for next year’s entry!”

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