Chatteris in Bloom wows Anglia in Bloom judges

Chatteris in Bloom at Peter Pan Pre-School Nursery ANL-150717-123023009
Chatteris in Bloom at Peter Pan Pre-School Nursery ANL-150717-123023009
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Dedicated volunteers are hoping the hours of hard work will pay off following Anglia in Bloom judging.

Chatteris in Bloom wowed the judges during a tour of the town on Thursday.

The judges chatted with youngsters in the town along with admiring the hard work put in by the nine-strong committee.

Last year, the town was awarded a silver gilt and members will have to wait until September to find out how they have fared this year.

Vice-chairman Tina Prior said: “The judges seemed really pleased with what they had seen and the reception they had received in the town.

“We have got good vibes, but you never know until the awards are announced.”

The judges’ tour started off in the council chambers and also took in various sites around the town.

Youngsters from the Peter Pan Playgroup, which meets in the King Edward Centre, welcomed the party.

During the visit they discussed the patches of ground which are cared for by the group.

Another highlight of the tour was Meeks Cemetery, which is the town’s conservation area with lots of wild flowers.

Here, the judges met with members of the town’s Royal British Legion youth section which is running a project to repair the graves of First World War servicemen.

Judges also spoke to the artists who have transformed shabby areas in the town with some amazing pieces made from recycled materials.

Hanging baskets and willow weaving sculptures were also admired.

The group is now putting out an appeal for more people to join the committee or support its work.

Mrs Prior said: “We hope to bring civic pride to Chatteris.

“If we could find four extra people that would help tremendously.

“Gardeners would be brilliant but we would welcome anyone with skills such as administration, art, cake baking – anything.”

If you would like to help call 07745270118 or go to the Chatteris in Bloom Facebook page.