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“YES – ITS GOLD AGAIN!!”

Sponsors have paid for planters in town by the Free Church

Shops and businesses in St Ives are thanked for their sponsorship which has paid for extra troughs in town and at Kings Hedges.  Thank you so much to all who have supported us – click here to see our very long list!

Thank you especially to our brilliant local firms who again this year sponsored our project at the Park and Ride: 

Colin takes a break from the planting at the Park and Ride in May

Colin takes a break from the planting at the Park and Ride

SP Landscapes(who prepared the ground for us); Mick George (who lent us skips and gave us topsoil and shingle); Stagecoach East and Marshalls (who have each funded the plants for a whole flowerbed).  The St Ives’ firms Copleys Solicitors, Graham Handley Architects and Anglia Tax Help have sponsored the third flowerbed between them. 

The Park and Ride was the regional winner for the “drought garden and sustainable planting” category.  The beautiful garden on the verge by the traffic lights at the corner of Houghton Rd and Garner Drive was the regional winner for the “floral display by an individual or community” category.  We had nominations in the top four in the “grow your own” category – Bernard Rackham’s Hill Rise allotment (the winner of our allotment competition, see here) and in the “special needs” category – with Holt Island’s brilliant special needs’ provision.  All the hard work at Westwood Road cemetery was rewarded with a SILVER GILT award.

Handmade bird boxes still available for only £10!!  Contact us if you would like buy one.

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We are having a break from work parties until after Christmas.

BUT please get in touch if you would like to help us in the New Year,

or have ideas for the town that you would like us to plan for in 2018! 

The St Ives in Bloom competition is run, in tandem with the town’s Anglia in Bloom entry, by a local committee. The aim of the competition is to encourage participation by local residents, businesses and community groups and to recognise the efforts of those people, and we hope that during the coming year we can increase participation and enthusiasm, to develop our beautiful environment yet further.

To look at all the minutes from October 2014 onwards click here