Published: Monday, 24th June 2019

A man from Wigmore has claimed first prize in the Medway Blossoms 2019 garden competition with gorgeous greenery.

Dennis Hodges won the competition after sending a picture of his front garden to Medway Council. His well-maintained gardens features an array of bushes, trees and shrubs. Mr Hodges won a £100 garden centre voucher. 

Rebecca Wilson from Cuxton came second and Beverley Dent, from Luton, claimed third prize in the competition and won £50 and £25, respectively.

The Medway Blossoms garden competition 2019 is sponsored by Gian Chahal, McDonald’s franchisee for the Medway Gate and Chatham restaurants.

Mr Chahal presented Mr Hodges with his prize on Wednesday, 19 June, as well as an engraved trophy.

Keeping Medway clean and green

Cllr Rupert Turpin, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder covering Community Wardens, said: “Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Medway Blossoms competition. We’re pleased to be able to recognise all the hard work residents put in to maintain their front gardens. We work hard all year round to keep Medway clean and green and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who takes part in community litter picks with our wardens and all of the residents who take pride in where they live. Together we can keep Medway clean and tidy.”

Nice to be recognised 

Mr Hodges said: “I’m really chuffed. Many of my neighbours comment on my garden but it’s nice for it to be recognized by the Medway Council Warden Service, thank you.”

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