Following on from our success in 2014 (see below), we were not only awarded GOLD but are joint Champion of Champions in the South West region of RHS Britain in Bloom 2016!
At the presentation event at Somerset County Cricket Ground in Taunton, 6th October, we were awarded the title jointly with Sherborne in Dorset. The judge, Jon Wheatley, announced that St Just and Sherborne scored exactly the same number of leading points in this year's Champion of Champions competition and that therefore we were joint Champions.
This is an amazing achievement for St Just. We are so grateful to everyone who has contributed their time, skills, commitment, donations and support to make this prestigious award possible.
The full gardening and painting results for 2016 can be found on our Portfolio & Articles page.
St Just in Bloom was awarded Gold by South West in Bloom - our first! Congratulations to everyone involved and many thanks for all of your hard work.
A special mention must go to Robert Matthews who was awarded the Alf Crouch Mayoral Award for outstanding services to Britain in Bloom and also a Britain in Bloom silver salver. Well done! (Photo courtesy of the Cook Book.)
St. Just, West Cornwall is a handsome town of great Cornish character. Sturdy granite houses surround the busy Market Square, which is discreetly overlooked by the elegant tower of the parish church.
At the heart of the town and just behind the town clock and memorial, lies a grass-covered amphitheatre known as the 'Plen an Gwary'. The name in English means 'playing place' and the site was used for performing medieval plays until the early 17th Century.
There was a settlement at St. Just from the earliest times but the town expanded substantially during the heyday of Victorian mining when the great coastal mines of West Cornwall made St. Just's name famous, and when the town's population increased rapidly. The mining days of St. Just may be over, but the town survives today as the heart of a busy and welcoming community.
The portfolio for 2016 is now available. Please do take a moment to download and read it: St Just in Bloom 2016 Portfolio (41 MB, PDF)
Previous years' portfolios are available from our portfolio page.
The entry forms for 2016's garden competition will be available from Wilkins Estate Agent, Market Square in St Just from 31st May.
You can give as much or as little time as you want - there are lots of ways to help.
If you have some free time and would like to help, contact us by ringing 788722. You will be warmly received.