Wisbech named among finalists in national gardening and environmental competition

13:57 23 January 2013

Royal Horticultural Society

Royal Horticultural Society

WISBECH has been selected from more than 1,000 entrants to take part in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals 2013.

The town was selected for its outstanding commitment to environmental responsibility, community participation and gardening achievement.

It is one of the finalists in the large town category, with the winner selected in October.

In July and August this year, Wisbech’s green-fingered volunteers will take the Britain in Bloom judges on a tour of local projects and initiatives in a hope of impressing the judges.

Andrea Van Sittart, Head of Regional Development, said: “On behalf of the RHS, I’d like to wish every volunteer from Wisbech the very best of luck in this year’s UK Finals and look forward to celebrating with you all in October.”

Judges will assess the maintenance of parks and communal gardens, the management of natural spaces such as wildflower meadows and conservation areas, recycling initiatives and community projects.

Britain in Bloom is a campaign that brings communities together to enhance the look, feel and pride of a place, through gardening and environmental projects.

0 comments

More news stories

Yesterday, 22:02
Steve Barcay is proud of his 'treat me local' campaign but is it now facing its toughest challenge?

An NHS whistle blower has revealed to NE Cambs MP Steve Barclay confidential documents suggesting decisions have already been made to close minor injuries units at Doddington, Wisbech and Ely.

08:00
Manea Gala 2015.  Picture: Steve Williams.

The bunting is up and the final preparations are well underway for the 61st Manea Gala, which takes place next Saturday.

Yesterday, 09:57
Police investigation launched following collision which has killed a pedestrian

A woman in her 30s has died following a collision on the A1 southbound carriageway earlier this morning (Thursday).

09:49
Vege-bot

Robots - including the Vege‑bot, which can handle and cut iceberg lettuces with the same handling care as human harvesters - could soon become the future face of agricultural engineering, say experts.

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up