Wisbech named as a Britain in Bloom finalist

Wisbech in Bloom celebrating their success ANL-150921-140838009
Wisbech in Bloom celebrating their success ANL-150921-140838009

Wisbech has come up smelling of roses after being named as one of the finalists for the prestigious Britain in Bloom competition.

The hard work put in by volunteers across the town was rewarded when the finalists were announced.

Wisbech, along with other Anglia in Bloom finalists Colchester, Fordham, Great Yarmouth and Mancroft, will be among the 67 towns competing for the prestigious title. The Royal Horticultural Society competition attracted more than 600 entries.

Wisbech took its eighth gold award in a row after winning the large town section of the contest in last year’s Anglia in Bloom competition.

Chairman of Wisbech in Bloom Brian Massingham is overjoyed with the news.

He said: “We were really surprised to be put forward to the finals.

“A lot of local groups put so much work into our efforts and we receive a lot of support from business.

“Wisbech Town Council and Fenland District Council also give us a lot of support.

“This is fantastic for the town and for Fenland as a whole.”

In August, the group’s passionate volunteers will lead Britain in Bloom judges on a tour of local projects and initiatives in the hope of being awarded gold in their individual categories at the annual award ceremony in October.

Chairman of Anglia in Bloom, Bob Ollier, said: “We are confident all our entries will maintain the high standards they demonstrated in our regional campaign and wish them the best of luck.”