Boughton and Bilsthorpe gardeners collect awards

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A BOUGHTON mum and daughter, plus another keen gardener from Bilsthorpe, have received awards from Newark and Sherwood Homes.

They were given Outstanding Contribution to the Community Awards at the company’s AGM.

Tracey and Chloe Parr were nominated after they became involved in the Garden to Plate project, transformed their own garden, shared their produce with neighbours and encouraged others to get involved in gardening, too.

All the winners were presented with a cheque for £100 for a charity of their choice by chairman of Newark and Sherwood Homes Ginette Hughes.

Tracy and Chloe chose the Dukeries Community Workshop to receive the money, while Jack Staton chose the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

Jack has worked tirelessly to improve the communal garden areas around Metcalfe Close in Bilsthorpe. This includes planting up the areas with colourful flowers and giving away plants to other members of the community.

Jack said: “I just enjoy watching the plants and flowers grow, it gives me lots of satisfaction when people comment on how nice they look.

“I spend most of my spare time doing the gardening round and about, if I see somewhere needs tidying, trimming or mowing, I just get on and do it.”