The awards keep bloomin’ coming for Nantwich

Nantwich has scooped another award in the Cheshire Best Kept Station Competition 2019.

Members of the Nantwich In Bloom Committee collected the Merseyrail In Bloom Award at a ceremony at the Grange Theatre, in Hartford on Tuesday 28 January.

The awards were set up to celebrate and recognise the hard work of station adoption and community groups across Cheshire.

The ceremony, which was attended by over 150 guests, shines a light on improvements to stations, from gardening to arts projects and other community activities.

Nantwich in Bloom volunteers have put considerable effort into making Nantwich Station a reflection of the town’s allure, with the planting and maintenance of flower beds and containers on the station platforms.  These provide an attractive and welcoming year-round floral display which can be enjoyed by all rail passengers, residents and visitors to the town.


This prize follows a recent series of awards from Northwest In Bloom including a Gold Award in the Town Category and an Outstanding Contribution Award for long-serving volunteer Sue Hughes.

Another award also came from North West In Bloom for Lifetime Achievement and has been recently presented to Nantwich resident Doug Butterill.  Unable to attend the awards Doug was handed his accolade by Nantwich In Bloom Chair Sue Sherwood and Mayor of Nantwich Councillor Arthur Moran.

Doug has been involved with Britain in Bloom since 1979, so that is 40 years of promoting ‘bloom’ in Nantwich and encouraging others to join him. He was Chairman of Nantwich in Bloom for many years. Latterly he has worked with primary schools, Rotary and Greenspaces primarily in Coed Wen and on Nantwich Riverside planting bulbs and wildflowers and creating a legacy for future generations to enjoy. Nantwich has benefitted greatly from all his work. Many congratulations Doug.