Brilliant effort from Wisbech in Bloom
Volunteers and businesses in Wisbech have been thanked for a blooming marvellous effort in the Anglia in Bloom contest.
Wisbech in Bloom is hoping to scoop its eighth award in a row after wowing judges on Thursday.
Anglia in Bloom judges Nolan Mills and Julia Smith enjoyed a tour of the town.
Group chairman Brian Massingham has high hopes from the visit.
He said: “They seemed very impressed. We did all we could this year.
“To achieve our eighth gold award would be quite an achievement for the town.”
Judges were taken on a tour of the town which started at Octavia View and took in North Brink.
Highlights from this year’s entry includes the transformation of a shabby area at the entrance to the Chapel Road Car Park, which was created by volunteers in the Street Pride group, In Bloom members and Peckover House.
The beach was also put back into Wisbech with a specially-created garden near St Peter’s Church. Sand and a beach hut were added in this stunning garden.
Children from Meadowgate School helped to plant up shrubs in Wisbech Park. This was funded by a grant from the Landscape Group.
Staff at Wisbech and Fenland Museum have created a Second World War-themed garden at their site.
St Peter’s School children also welcomed judges to look around their wildlife garden.
Mr Massingham said: “It has been a brilliant effort from the town and we have really gone for it this year.
“We would be happy with a gold.
“I would like to thank everyone for their support, especially the local businesses and volunteers in the Street Pride group who go out and do the litter picking.
“Wisbech Probation Service have also done a lot for us this year.
“We work really well with Fenland District Council. They have given us a lot of support.
“I would also like to thank Delamore Young Plants and Peter Ward Nurseries for providing us with plants.”
Wisbech in Bloom’s 10-strong committee is appealing for more people to come forward and support them.
Volunteers do not need to be gardeners as help is needed with a range of tasks, including publicity. For more information contact 01945 581208.