THE Waterlees in Bloom team are hoping for a sparkling reception to their Anglia in Bloom effort this year.
The judges went around the ward on Monday morning – taking in work at places including the Oasis Centre and Rose Lodge – to judge the team’s entry to the regional competition.
It is the third year Waterlees has entered Anglia in Bloom and they have improved year-on-year so far.
Now the pressure is on to see if the team can top the Silver award they were presented with last year, topping the Bronze award for their first effort.
It is only a small group of volunteers who co-ordinate the In Bloom activities in Waterlees, with around nine people doing all the work, from planning to planting and watering.
They have had some problems with people damaging or stealing the floral displays, but Pauline Frusher, who started Waterlees in Bloom, said the Wisbech in Bloom team have the same issues.
“Luckily, we had enough plants to replace the displays that were taken,” she added.
The weather has also played a significant part in the condition of the flowers, but this will be an issue shared with In Bloom teams throughout the country.
The judging in Wisbech was due to take place yesterday (Tuesday).
• Waterlees in Bloom are always looking for volunteers to help. If you would like to take part, contact Mrs Frusher on 01945-480959.