Award recognises team's floral effort

THE hard work of Harrogate Borough Council's gardeners in Knaresborough has been recognised. They have been presented with the Best War Memorial Trophy, following the town's entry in Britain in Bloom entry this year. For several years Knaresborough had not entered the competition, but this year the town council formed a new committee. And members were absolutely delighted to see the efforts of the gardeners rewarded. On behalf of the committee, Coun Robert Aspin presented the trophy to Mr Steve Metcalfe, the head gardener, and four of his team, who look after the War Memorial and castle grounds. "On behalf of the Knaresborough in Bloom committee, I would like to thank everyone for all the hard work they've put in over the last year which has resulted in us winning this trophy," he said. "We very much look forward to winning more trophies in the future." In accepting the trophy, Mr Metcalfe said: "I'm very pleased to receive the trophy after all the work the team has put in. "Hopefully we will retain it next year and perhaps go on to win more awards, too." The trophy will be on display in Knaresborough House in the trophy cabinet. The certificate awarded will also be on show shortly in Knaresborough House.

Knaresborough Post 29 October 2004

Special presentation Knaresborough is celebrating a Britain in Bloom honour after winning the Best War Memorial Trophy. Pictured are, back From left, Coun Robert Aspin, Keith Whincup, Coun Peter Guest and Coun Christine Willoughby. Front Steve Metcalfe