Do you have Oakham’s Best Christmas Window Display?

Oakham In Bloom is very excited to announce their first ‘Best Christmas Window Display Competition’ which will be judged by the Mayor of Oakham, Councillor Jayne Woodcock at the town’s Late Night Shopping event on Monday 8 December.

We are asking shops to dress up their windows and enter our competition to keeping Oakham looking great throughout the Christmas period.

Oakham In Bloom Fundraiser, Pippy Woodley, said: “The response from local shops and businesses has been overwhelming so far and has fulfilled our expectations in our endeavour to make Oakham sparkle this Christmas, which we hope will encourage more visitors to Oakham over the Christmas period.”

The winner will receive a beautiful trophy inscribed with their name and held for one year, with two runners-up receiving a commemorative rosette.

A donation of £10 enters your shop or business into the judging and all proceeds will be split equally between Oakham In Bloom projects and the Rotary Club who fund and organise Oakham’s Christmas Tree in the Market Place.

Entry forms are available from Oakham Library, or details can be sent to

2013 Local Awards

Thanks to everyone who came along to the AGM and local awards at The Victoria Hall in Oakham tonight… here’s a list of our winners!

Best Front Garden:
1st – Christine Weston
2nd – Margaret Broughton
3rd – Mr & Mrs Gee
Highly Commended – Dave Blanksby

Best Business Premises:
1st – Thomas Hairdresser, The Maltings
2nd – Savvi Travel
3rd – Crown Walk Care Home
Highly Commended – Catmose College

Best Licensed Premises:
1st – The Wheatsheaf
2nd – The Whipper-In
3rd – The Lord Nelson

Best Floral Display on the Judging Route was awarded to The Maltings.

The Chairman’s Award was split between Teresa Thompson, Chris Morten and Derek Bilby for their commitment and achievements as Oakham In Bloom committee members.

Thanks to everyone who makes Oakham such a lovely place – especially our volunteers, residents and businesses who support Oakham In Bloom’s projects.