BRADING residents and businesses have been recognised for their efforts in making the town bloom.

Brading Residents' Association held a Brading in Bloom competition and had a fantastic response, including entries from Brading Primary School, Brading Youth and Community Centre, and Brading Methodist Church.

Sue Birch, chair of the residents' association, thanked everyone who took part at a recent prizegiving.


Best small garden — 1 Peter Ratcliffe, 2 Kathleen Neil, 3 Peggy Perrygrove; best large garden — 1 Mr and Mrs Allen, 2 Mr and Mrs Cooper, 3 Mr and Mrs Daines; Best commercial — The Bugle Public House; Best young people initiative — 1 Brading Youth and Community Centre, 2 Brading Primary School, 3 Brading Methodist Church young people; Best community floral project — 1 Town Council Gardens, 2 Bull Ring Gardens (Town Trust); Best creative space of small space — 1 The Mullin-Jacobs family, 2 Dave Cassell.