Fens’ Anglia in Bloom success

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FENLAND once again experienced success at this year’s Anglia in Bloom awards, held in Colchester last Tuesday.

Wisbech continued its golden run, scooping gold and winner of the Large Town category.

The In Bloom committee were delighted with the result, which adds to the gold awards received in previous years from the prestigious competition.

For March’s In Bloom committee, who had been aiming for a silver gilt award, there was some disappointment after they were awarded a silver in the Large Town category. However, they were still pleased with the result.

Chatteris continued their success, getting a silver gilt in the Town category. This adds to the silver gilt received last year and a gold in 2009.

Parson Drove also showed it could hold its own in the regional competition. The committee received a silver gilt in the Large Village category, which shows steady improvement.

They were awarded a silver last year and a bronze in 2009. The pressure is now on to see if they can continue improving and get that elusive gold next year.

The village playing field in Parson Drove was nominated for the Best Public Open Space Award, although it was not crowned the winner.

Chatteris was also nominated for two special awards. Meeks Cemetery in the town was put forward for the Biodiversity Award and the town itself was nominated for the Environmental Quality Award.

Glebelands School, in Chatteris, was nominated for the Best Young Person’s Project (Under 12), as was the Bird Box Project, in Parson Drove.

Although none of the special award nominees won their category, it was still a boon to make the shortlist and for the communities’ hard work to be recognised.