Ahoghill Best Kept Awards - winners revealed

High Sheriff of County Antrim James Perry (second from right) presents residents of Wilmohr Park with the Ahoghill Best Kept competition Gold award . (Submitted Picture).
High Sheriff of County Antrim James Perry (second from right) presents residents of Wilmohr Park with the Ahoghill Best Kept competition Gold award . (Submitted Picture).

Residents of Wilmohr Park, Glenhugh Park and Beechwood Avenue/Drive are celebrating success in the Ahoghill Best Kept Awards.

Judging took place across 28 areas in the village and account was taken of general tidiness and attractiveness of private gardens.

High Sheriff of County Antrim James Perry and member of the Ahoghill In Bloom team (far right) presents residents of Beechwood Avenue/Drive with the Ahoghill Best Kept competition Silver award . (Submitted Picture).

High Sheriff of County Antrim James Perry and member of the Ahoghill In Bloom team (far right) presents residents of Beechwood Avenue/Drive with the Ahoghill Best Kept competition Silver award . (Submitted Picture).

James Perry was invited by fellow members of the Ahoghill in Bloom team to make the presentations in his current capacity as High Sheriff of County Antrim.

He said: “I am delighted to announce the results of the Best Kept competition and I would congratulate everyone for the tremendous efforts being made to continue to improve the aesthetic appeal of our village.’

The coveted Gold award was given to Wilmohr Park, while Silver Gilt went to Glenhugh Park and Silver to Beechwood Avenue/Drive.

The competition forms an important part of the Ahoghill in Bloom initiative as the Ulster in Bloom and Britain in Bloom judges take account of the standards of private gardens as part of their overall assessment.

Residents of Glenhugh Park receive the Ahoghill Best Kept competition Silver Gilt award from High Sheriff of County Antrim James Perry (second from right). (Submitted Picture).

Residents of Glenhugh Park receive the Ahoghill Best Kept competition Silver Gilt award from High Sheriff of County Antrim James Perry (second from right). (Submitted Picture).

This year Ahoghill is in the Champion of Champion category and is one of only six locations from across the UK which has been entered in this premier category.

The Britain in Bloom judges will be visiting Ahoghill on Wednesday, August 3, so the team is busy making sure that the village will be looking at its best for their visit.