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Thank you Wisbech says in Bloom committee

Britain in Bloom judges visit Wisbech, LtoR, Brian Massingham (Wisbech in Bloom Chairman), John Wheatley (Britain in Bloom Judge), Darren Share (Britain in Bloom Judge), Bob Ollier (Parks and Open Space Manager), Penny Stocks (Wisbech in Bloom), they are with members of the Wisbech/Arles Twinning Club (right of pic) 
Picture taken at the 50th anniversary display at the Church) ANL-140731-083646009

Britain in Bloom judges visit Wisbech, LtoR, Brian Massingham (Wisbech in Bloom Chairman), John Wheatley (Britain in Bloom Judge), Darren Share (Britain in Bloom Judge), Bob Ollier (Parks and Open Space Manager), Penny Stocks (Wisbech in Bloom), they are with members of the Wisbech/Arles Twinning Club (right of pic) Picture taken at the 50th anniversary display at the Church) ANL-140731-083646009

Dedicated volunteers, green fingered school children and supportive businesses have been thanked for putting in a massive community effort to wow In Bloom judges.

Wisbech in Bloom has praised people for getting behind their bid for glory in the Anglia and Britain in Bloom contests.

Britain in Bloom judges toured the town on Wednesday last week while their colleagues from the Anglia panel visited Wisbech the week before.

Group secretary, Penny Stocks, said it was hard to tell how the judging went.

She said: “The competition in Britain in Bloom is so strong but I have to say they put a lot more emphasis on community involvement and we have that in bucket loads. So many businesses and organisations and different people are involved. We are very strong on the community side of things.

“The street pride volunteers make sure there is no litter on the streets and much more. Without them it would be difficult to do what we do.

“We really want another gold award for both contests. What we would like is to retain the gold award in Anglia in Bloom as we have six in a row and would like to get a gold in Britiain in Bloom.

“Everyone has been as helpful as they can.”

Judges were given a tour of the town which included a look around the growing for gold vegetable garden at St Peter’s School and the sensory garden planted by Wisbech Grammar School pupils.

A highlight of this year’s floral displays was the garden in St Peter’s Church which celebrates 50 years of twinning between Wisbech and Arles in France.

The garden was inspired by Van Gogh, who painted in Arles, and featured sunflowers. Members of the twinning club also donned berets and pretended to drink wine near the garden to add a continental feel.

Mrs Stocks said: “The town was looking its best. If you really care you can’t afford to have litter on the streets or planters with dead heads on the flowers.

“We have worked very hard. We could not have done any more than we did. Just got to wait and see.”

The winners of the Anglia in Bloom contest will be announced on September 9 while the Britain in Bloom ceremony will be held in Bristol on October 16.

 

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