Anglia and Bloom judges run the rule over Whittlesey and Wisbech

15:46 24 July 2014

Anglia in Bloom judges take a look at one of the Street Pride projects in Whittlesey.

Anglia in Bloom judges take a look at one of the Street Pride projects in Whittlesey.

Archant

Judges from the annual Anglia in Bloom competition visited Whittlesey and Wisbech on Tuesday.

A new interpretation board was unveiled at the Garden of Rest as part of the judges' visit.A new interpretation board was unveiled at the Garden of Rest as part of the judges' visit.

Wisbech is looking to make it seven golds in a row in the large town category, while Whittlesey is aiming to improve on last year’s silver award for towns with 6,001-12,000 residents.

During a three hour tour of Whittlesey, Anglia in Bloom judges Nigel Bloxham and Margaret Albinson visited a wide range of sites.

One of their stopping points was the Garden of Rest, where they presided over the official opening of a new interpretation board. The garden has undergone a three-year restoration.

They also inspected a number of projects undertaken by the local Street Pride group, including the Plough on Plough Road.

Chairman of Anglia in Bloom, Bob Ollier said: “Both judges were impressed with all the bloom projects they visited.

“They commented on the three-year restoration of the Garden of Rest and were pleased to officially open the new Interpretation board, but gave a general thumbs up to all the areas they visited around Whittlesey.”

The judges had an equally busy schedule when they visited Wisbech.

They started at Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House and Centenary Green then were shown a garden done by volunteers at the Octavia View homeless hostel, a bee and butterfly garden at the entrance of Somers Road car park, hanging baskets at The Crescent and St Peter’s Church Gardens.

The tour also took in a stroll down the high street, which was led by Wisbech councillor David Oliver.

Organiser Penny Stocks said: “We’ve worked very hard so if we don’t get another gold we will be very disappointed.”

This year’s awards will be announced at a ceremony on September 9 at the Ocean Rooms in Gorleston, in Norfolk.

On Wednesday, it will be the turn of Britain in Bloom judges Darren Share and Jon Wheatley to visit Wisbech, which is up against towns including Truro and Perth in the large town category.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Cambs Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Cambs Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Cambs Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

37 minutes ago
Sanctury housing letter.

Weeks before they were promised their new homes would be ready, angry tenants have been told all bets are off and no date can now be given.

46 minutes ago
Trophy Winners Back Row Les Mills (Chairman) & Bob Terry (Original Festival Sponsor). Front Row Caden Bradshaw, Jesse Cowles, Aimee Bannon & Ben Jupp.

More than 120 youngsters aged between six and 12 tried their hand at a range of sports at March Town Cricket Club’s Three Day Sports Festival.

Wisbech-based Pike Textiles gave a big send-off to Dave Warby from March when he retired after a remarkable 50 years’ continuous service with the firm.

A textile worker has called it a day after 50 years at a Wisbech firm.

14:56
Wood Green, The Animals Charity.  No such thing as 'teacup' pigs, says charity.

There is no such thing as a micro pig, says an animal charity, that is urging people to think twice before buying into the idea of getting themselves a mini porker.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition today E-edition