Gardeners behind the best-kept Saffron Walden allotments named

The winners at Saffron Walden's Best Kept Allotment awards, fronted by Mayor Cllr Richard Porch and Mayoress Michelle Porch

The winners at Saffron Walden's Best Kept Allotment awards, fronted by Mayor Cllr Richard Porch and Mayoress Michelle Porch - Credit: Saffron Photo

The gardeners behind Saffron Walden's best-kept allotments have been named.

At a Town Hall ceremony, the Mayor of Saffron Walden Councillor Richard Porch handed awards to six gardeners who look after the best-kept patches at the Little Walden Road and Crocus Fields allotments.

Lee Huggins also collected an award on behalf of Dig It Community Allotment to recognise the charity's work to provide learning and gardening opportunities for residents.

Lee Huggins receives a special award from the Mayor of Saffron Walden Richard Porch for work by Dig It Community Allotment

Lee Huggins receives a special award from the Mayor of Saffron Walden for the work done by Dig It Community Allotment - Credit: Saffron Photo

The Mayor said: "It was a great pleasure to present the awards.

"Choosing the finalists was not easy given the high standard of the town's plots.

"I was also pleased to award Dig It a small token of our appreciation."

Mr M. Monk receives his first-prize award for Best Kept Allotment on Little Walden Road, Saffron Walden

Mr M. Monk receives his first-prize award for Best Kept Allotment on Little Walden Road - Credit: Saffron Photo

Mr C. Blakeburn, 2nd for Little Walden Road, receives his prize from Mayor of Saffron Walden Richard Porch

Mr C Blakeburn, 2nd for Little Walden Road, receives his prize at Saffron Walden's Best Kept Allotment Competition - Credit: Saffron Photo

Ray Parrott receives an award from Mayor of Saffron Walden Richard Porch

Mr R Parrott collecting an award on behalf of his wife who came 3rd at the Little Walden Road site - Credit: Saffron Photo

Mr M Monk took first prize at the Little Walden Road, with Mr C Blakeburn and Mrs R Parrott taking second and third prizes.

Mr D. Kidman receives his first-prize award for Best Kept Allotment at Crocus Fields, Saffron Walden

Mr D Kidman receives his first-prize award for Best Kept Allotment at Crocus Fields - Credit: Saffron Photo

Mrs F. Plent receives her Best Kept Allotment 2nd prize from Mayor of Saffron Walden Richard Porch

Mrs F Plent, 2nd for Crocus Fields, receives her award at Saffron Walden's Best Kept Allotment Competition - Credit: Saffron Photo

Mrs J. Boreham collects her Best Kept Allotment Competition 3rd prize from Mayor of Saffron Walden Richard Porch

Mrs J Boreham, 3rd for Crocus Fields, at Saffron Walden's Best Kept Allotment Competition - Credit: Saffron Photo

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Mr D Kidman took first prize at Crocus Fields, followed by Ms F Plent in second and Mrs J Boreham in third.

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