As winter looms over the horizon, a bit of bright greenery can be a welcome sight.
Earlier in the autumn, our Estate Office in Rhosllanerchrugog organised a garden contest among tenants, to find out which of them were the keenest and most green-fingered gardeners.
The contest covered council homes in Rhos, Ponciau, Penycae and Johnstown, and categories covered everything from lawns and borders to pots and hanging baskets.
Here’s just some of the winners pictured below:
A number of the prizes awarded to the Competition winners were donated by our contractors as part of the Community Benefit scheme.
Contractors donating prizes included Banner Group, Barlows UK, Mike Pryde Electrical services Ltd and Freedom Leisure.
Contractors that carry out work for the council are required to set up Community Benefit schemes to help local people and the economy.
Schemes which contractors have already provided within the Borough include refurbishing local facilities, purchasing supplies from local businesses and providing jobs and training schemes for local people.
Cllr David Griffiths, Lead Member for Housing, said: “Congratulations are, of course, due to the winners of this year’s Garden Competition. But I want to extend those congratulations to everyone who took part – every competitor presented some absolutely fantastic gardens and planters, and the work they’ve put into them is worthy of recognition.
“I’d also like to thank staff at the Rhos Estate Office, who co-ordinated and judged the competition, and helped tenants to get into the spirit of the contest.
“And thanks are also due to contractors who very kindly donated prizes for the contest.”I WANT MY SAY! NO…I DON’T WANT A SAY