Judges are impressed

JUDGES from Anglia in Bloom visited March to view the entry made by volunteers from March Street Pride and In Bloom groups for this year’s competition.

The competition considers not only floral displays but environmental and wildlife issues impacting on the whole area involved and the judges were impressed by the range and diversity of the sites chosen for the entry which included Gault Wood, March Crematorium, Norwood Road Nature Reserve, March Railway Station, “That Eco Thing” project at Neale Wade Community College, FACET garden Centre, West End Park and the floral displays in Broad Street, High Street and Grays Lane. The results of the Anglia In Bloom competition will be announced on September 13.

Street Pride relies on sponsorship and donations to provide the floral displays throughout the town and would like to thank Chris Searle at Delfland Nurseries, Doddington and Dave Patterson of FACET for providing the plants; March Wildlife Group (Gault Wood); Janice Holditch and the students at Neale Wade; Friends of March Railway Station; and all the volunteers who give up their time throughout the year to help to improve the environment in March.

Thanks also to sponsors: March Lions, 3B Design, March Town Council, Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, Fenland District Council, Charles David Photographers, Smurfit Kappa March, Oliver Cromwell Hotel, Cutting Edge hairdresser, Tom Hyde and Son, Ambience, Citizen of March, Boon and Potter and the Quince Family, without whose generous support there would be no flower displays.

Anyone interested in being either a volunteer or a sponsor for Street Pride contact Jeanette Milner on 01354-602134 or visit the stand at the Whitemoor Recycling Centre Open Day on August 14 between 11am and 4pm where volunteers will be raising funds and giving information on the group’s activities.