Parishioner of the Year 2018

Michelle & Kevin GRAY – Heath Charnock Parishioner of the Year 2018

Michelle and Kevin GRAY, both keen gardeners and dedicated volunteers with Adlington in Bloom for the last three years, are jointly our well-deserved winners of the second Heath Charnock Parish Council’s Parishioner of the Year Award for 2018.

Michelle and Kevin were given the opportunity to create a natural garden at Idle Bridge last year, which has now matured. They also maintain the displays at Skew Bridge.

Michelle and Kevin receiving their Award from Graham Ashworth, Chairman of the Parish Council

The judges from North West in Bloom competition were impressed by the new garden at Idle Bridge. This, together with other colourful and inspiring displays, led to Adlington and District in Bloom being awarded a silver medal once again in 2018.  

Michelle and Kevin have told us that due to last year’s hot summer many plants at Skew Bridge were lost. Over the next 12 months they will be restructuring and replanting this garden.  

All this voluntary effort to enhance our local environment is made possible due to local business sponsorship, donations and additional fund raising by Adlington in Bloom. 

Adlington in Bloom welcomes new volunteers to help with their many projects. Find out more at their website: or contact the Chair, Jeanette Lowe on 01257 481415.