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Building on the support generated during the 1999 activities the Committee raised their sights with an increase in the range and scope of local competitions and entered the Southern England in Bloom Competition. Publicity for the year’s events started March in the judging of the local events during the week 10 – 14 July.

F&CC in Bloom 2000 Competitions and Results

Logo Design Award (Sponsored by Redfields Garden Centre)


Matthew Barham

Heatherside Infant School

Class 1- Best Front Garden (Sponsored by Fleet & District Horticultural Society)


Mrs Joan Partridge

Runner Up

Mrs J Clarke

Class 2 - Best Community Group (Sponsored by Hart District Council)


Pinewood Court

Runner Up

Apex Centre

Class 3 - Best Shop Frontage (Sponsored by Hart Shopping Centre)



Runner Up

This ‘n’ ThatClass 4 - Best Public House (Sponsored by Grants Shoe Repairs and Trophies)


The Prince Arthur

Runner Up

The Wyvern

Class 5 - Best School Project (Sponsored by Redfields Garden Centre)


All Saints C of E Junior

Runner Up

Crookham County Junior

Class 7 - Best Hanging Basket/Container (Sponsored by Church Crookham Garden Society)


Mrs J Clarke

Runner Up

Mrs JF Grace

Award for Special Merit (Hart District Council Cup)


The Apex Centre

Best Overall Entry (The Chairman’s Cup)Winner

All Saints CE Junior School

The Chairman of Hart District Council, Councillor Charles Lynch, presented prizes and Certificates at the Harlington Centre on 30 September 2000.

Cllr Lynch presenting prize to Matthew Barham - Winner Best Logo Design.

Cllr Lynch presenting Hart District Award and Certificate for Special Merit to Apex Centre

Mr Gilliam, Manager Hart Shopping Centre, presenting Cup to Mr Hilton, HSBC, Winner Best Shop Frontage

Mrs Goater, Redfields Garden Centre, presenting Shield to Mrs Roberts, All Saints Junior School - Winner best school project

Spring2000 exhibition in Harlington Centre

Some Winning Gardens

High Street Display

The Southern England in Bloom Judges Peter Collett and Peter Maunder arrived at the Civic Offices at 10 am on Friday 21 July. This judges were first given a briefing explaining the F&CC in Bloom local competitions and Hart District Council activity in refurbishment and improvement of planters and hanging baskets along the main shopping area of Fleet Road and on the Views.

The judges were then taken on a tour of Fleet and Church Crookham. The tour started with a visit to ‘The Views’ and the ‘Apex Centre’ followed by a walk along Fleet Road followed by a drive around Fleet & Church Crookham calling at Fleet Pond, Oakley Park, and the Basingstoke Canal and visiting the winning Community Group, Front Garden and School.The Judges then returned to Hart Council Offices for a snack lunch before completing their visit with a final discussion with the Fleet & Church Crookham in Bloom Committee.

The Fleet & Church Crookham in Bloom Committee were delighted to be nominated runners up in the Large Towns Group of Southern England in Bloom with All Saints CE Junior School winning the Best School’s award.