Fenland’s bloomin’ brilliant effort
Towns and villages across Fenland are over the moon after winning awards in the Anglia in Bloom contestant.
The award winners have been announced today (Thursday, September 17) and Fenland has come up rosey.
Wisbech has won its eighth gold award in a row after winning the large town section of the contest.
March has been received a silver gilt award in the large town category.
Silver gilt awards were presented to Parson Drove for the villages category and Chatteris for the town.
Hard work has paid off for Waterlees in Wisbech after receiving a silver gilt in the urban community section.
Wisbech Park and West End Park in March have both received silver gilts for the large parks section.
St Peter’s Church Gardens in Wisbech won the parks category and received a gold award.
Wisbech General Cemetery received a gold award and won the cemeteries section. Silver gilts went to New Road Cemetery, Chatteris; Eastwood Cemetery, March; Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Wisbech.
St Peter’s Churchyard in Chatteris have also received a silver gilt award in the churchyard section.
Fenland Crematorium, in March, received a gold award.
Chatteris Royal British Legion Youth Section also won one the Best Young Person’s Project award.
Chatteris received a number of nominations in the special awards. The General Cemetery was nominated in the best conservation project and Friends of the Library were put forward for the best drought/sustainable garden. The town was also nominated for the environmental quality award.
Neale Wade Academy, in March, was nominated for the Grow Your Own Award while Elgoods Brewery in Wisbech was put forward for the Best Industrial/Commercial Area award.
The Trinity Church Garden of Rest, March, was put forward for the Local Authority Floral Display and West End Park was nominated for the Best Public Open Space.
The Oasis Communal Garden and Orchard was nominated for the Best Garden for Special Needs.
Alderman Payne School in Parson Drove was a finalist in the Best Young People’s Project for 12 years and under.
Wisbech and Fenland Museum Garden was also nominated for the Second World War Commemoration Award.