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Green fingered sheltered housing tenants awarded

Posted on : 14 Aug 2019

Green fingered sheltered housing tenants awarded
Green fingered tenants from council owned sheltered housing schemes throughout the Caerphilly county borough have been battling it out in a special contest.

The gardening contest has been hosted by the Older Persons’ Housing Team at Caerphilly County Borough Council; the team is responsible for managing the council’s  34 sheltered housing schemes.

The council’s Cabinet Member for Homes and Places, Cllr Lisa Phipps, visited winning schemes to present them with their certificates.  Prizes were donated by Ystrad Mynach based builders’ merchants D Emlyn Lloyd, Woodfields Nursery, also in Ystrad Mynach, and Caerphilly Garden Centre.

The winners were:
Best communal garden
1st place – Maesteg, Pentwynmawr
2nd place – Highfield Court, Newbridge
3rd place – Ty Melin, Crospenmaen
Best hanging basket / pot / container
1st place – Maureen Beddis, Trinant
2nd place – Pamela Gundy, Trinant
3rd place – Ernest Marshall, Bedwas
Best garden (individual)
1st place – Ronald & Margaret Jones, Bedwas
2nd place – Helen Thomas, Bedwas
3rd place – Susan Williams, Bedwas
Cllr Lisa Phipps said “This is the first year that we’ve held a gardening contest solely for sheltered housing tenants; the number and calibre of entries we’ve received has been incredibly high.  I’d like to thank and congratulate everyone who entered for their efforts and to the judging panel for their time in the unenvious task of choosing our winners.
The council’s Older Persons’ Housing Team develops a number of regular programmes for tenants to ensure that they have opportunities to socialise, get active and generally improve their health and wellbeing; gardening is a great activity which delivers on all of these.”
Sheltered housing tenants can find out more about activities available at their schemes by speaking to their Sheltered Housing Officer or by contacting Victoria Roper, Activities Co-ordinator on 01443 866449 or by emailing

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