Oulton’s netted a handful of accolades this year, starting “Highly commended” in the Best Kept Village Competition … and wait for it … GOLD in the Heart of England In Bloom!!
It was such a thrill to receive such an accolade when entering the RHS Competition for the first time this year.
The Judge’s comments were:-
“This is simply a beautiful village with a massive community commitment to improving their environment. A miniscule budget but all the planting was grown and subsequently maintained by volunteers and what a display. Oulton Abbey with its Playgroup, Oulton Village School, Scarecrow festivals, Women’s Institute, Village Fete on the green, Quintessential England.”
The Oulton Community group led by Mrs Sue Haine took up this challenge to enter the Heart of England in Bloom and have had much encouragement from the villagers in many ways, helping with communal work, Keeping their own areas looking good, donating towards planters and wild flowers so that the village has put on a good show though all the seasons – THANK YOU OULTON.