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Chairman's Announcements


The Chairman referred Council to the beauty of the County, which was made more welcoming for residents and visitors alike by the abundance of flower displays in many towns and villages.  These included work by the Council, Parish Councils, community groups, businesses and many more.


The Chairman had recently attended the Northumbria in Bloom finals where many settlements achieved the highest standard of gold, and others achieved best in class.  Ovington in the south of the County achieved Gold and Best New Entry in its first year of taking part in the competition.


Durham City also scooped gold and was category winner, also judged to be the best in Northumbria overall.


Additionally Durham City also won the Best Small City Category in the national Britain in Bloom finals and its fourth national gold in a row.


Several members of the Councils team that helped to achieve these results were in attendance and the Chairman presented them with the awards.  The Chairman also invited Council to place on record its congratulations and thanks to those involved.


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