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Busy day for Chatteris in Bloom volunteers




The volunteers from Chatteris in Bloom rose early this morning (Monday) to get the hanging baskets up into their summer position.

From putting the chains on the baskets, through wheeling them into town, to directing traffic, the team ensured that it was a slick process. It could not be done without the help of Robert and Chris on the hoist, however, and the team applaud their help.

But it did not stop there for the volunteers, who after a well-earned cuppa,were back to work with planting the other containers placed on railings around the town. The three-tier planter arrived back last week, so everywhere is now looking ready for the summer season.

Chatteris in bloom volunteers have been busy setting the hanging baskets in place for the summer. (47941930)
Chatteris in bloom volunteers have been busy setting the hanging baskets in place for the summer. (47941930)

Chatteris In Bloom endeavour each year to make the town attractive with the various floral displays. Their work is year round activities. Planning for the summer season starts in the depths of winter, with decisions being made on the colour scheme and themes.

This year, with entry into Britain in Bloom, the committee had even more to consider. The roundabout in Wenny Road has become a focal point, with Fred and Lottie – the willow people, a potato spinner and a giant flowerpot man adding interest to the flowers, herbs and vegetables planted there.

Residents will soon be able to take part in deciding the winner of the flowerpot competition. Various sculptures are already in place around the town. Soon a map with all the entries will be available from BP Garage, Huntingdon Rd Evolve Accountants, Market Hill, The Old Bakery, Market Hill. Alternatively, they can be download from their Facebook page.

Chatteris in Bloom is a community effort and volunteers are always welcome. The weeding morning takes place on the third Saturday of every month, and litter pick is the first Saturday. They meet at 10am in Church Lane car park, and all equipment is provided. Health and safety is paramount, so any Covid restrictions are strictly adhered to. The activities are posted on Facebook or queries to their new phone number 07557 877441.

Read more: Woman creates John Deere tractor out of old drinks cans to boost Fenland town's In Bloom chances

Chatteris in bloom volunteers have been busy setting the hanging baskets in place for the summer. (47941924)
Chatteris in bloom volunteers have been busy setting the hanging baskets in place for the summer. (47941924)
Chatteris in bloom volunteers have been busy setting the hanging baskets in place for the summer. (47941934)
Chatteris in bloom volunteers have been busy setting the hanging baskets in place for the summer. (47941934)
Chatteris in bloom volunteers have been busy setting the hanging baskets in place for the summer. (47941956)
Chatteris in bloom volunteers have been busy setting the hanging baskets in place for the summer. (47941956)
Chatteris in bloom volunteers have been busy setting the hanging baskets in place for the summer. (47941971)
Chatteris in bloom volunteers have been busy setting the hanging baskets in place for the summer. (47941971)
Chatteris in bloom volunteers have been busy setting the hanging baskets in place for the summer. (47941939)
Chatteris in bloom volunteers have been busy setting the hanging baskets in place for the summer. (47941939)


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