Flag flying high at Horncastle garden centre after Kirkby on Bain’s Chloe Dobbs wins design competition

L-R former Mayor Angela Birchall (who helped judge the competition), winner Chloe Dobbs, Jacob (3rd prize winner also from Kirkby on Bain Primary School), Aaron, Megan (Chloes sister) Casey, Rebecca, Wolds View garden centre manager Ken Dawson, Horncastle Mayor and County Councillor Bill Aron. EMN-160308-130549001
L-R former Mayor Angela Birchall (who helped judge the competition), winner Chloe Dobbs, Jacob (3rd prize winner also from Kirkby on Bain Primary School), Aaron, Megan (Chloes sister) Casey, Rebecca, Wolds View garden centre manager Ken Dawson, Horncastle Mayor and County Councillor Bill Aron. EMN-160308-130549001
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A Kirkby on Bain Primary School pupil has won a competition by Wolds View in Horncastle, a Wyevale Garden Centre, to design a flag which best represents the centre’s new name.

Chloe Dobbs was declared the winner of the flag competition at a special unveiling ceremony and morning tea attended by her family and friends, Mayor Bill Aron, garden centre manager Ken Dawson and the Wolds View garden centre staff.

Former Mayor, Coun Angela Birchall, and Ken Dawson, Garden Centre Manager, chose the winning flag from local primary school entrees.

“The competition was lots of fun and a great way to engage the imagination and creativity of Lincolnshire’s youngsters,” said Ken Dawson.

“Chloe’s design brilliantly captures the centre’s new name and is a fantastic way to celebrate the local community.

Chloe’s interpretation of ‘Wolds View’, a name describing the scenic view of the Wolds from the centre’s well-known plant area, incorporates “the hills of the Wolds and the forest, river and sunset.”

Having designed the new flag, the young artist can now see her creation brought to life in the form of a flag which flies outside the entrance to Wolds View, alongside the centre’s three existing flags.

As well as seeing her winning design brought to life as a flag, she was also awarded a £500 voucher to spend at the garden centre on plants or equipment for her school garden.

“Everyone at the school is very proud of Chloe’s achievement and we’re thrilled to see her winning design brought to life,” said Simon Morley, Kirkby on Bain Primary School Headmaster.

The other winning entries were by Ellie aged 6, from Horncastle Primary School, who was awarded second prize, and Jacob aged 5, from Kirkby on Bain Primary School, who was awarded third prize.

The competition runner-ups didn’t go away empty-handed, with Ellie being awarded a £250 Wyevale Garden Centres voucher for her school, and Jacob receiving potted sunflower seeds for his school classroom.

Horncastle’s Mayor and County Councillor Bill Aron said: “Chloe’s flag is a wonderful tribute to the Lincolnshire Wolds and Wolds View, a Wyevale Garden Centre.

“I know that everyone in the community, including her family and school are very proud.

“I am delighted to be here as the flag is officially raised.”