Welcome to the
St Ives in Bloom website
“YES – ITS GOLD AGAIN!!”
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:
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.
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.
WORK PARTIES ARRANGED FOR FEBRUARY and MARCH:
Please get in touch if you would like to help us, or just come along.
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 13th – a morning work party at Broad Leas Cemetery from 10am to 12. Meet at the entrance gate for cutting back ivy and clearing.
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 20th - a morning work party at the Park and Ride from 10am to 12. Meet near the drop off point for deadheading the main curved planters, and a litter pick round the car park.
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 27th – a morning work party at Westwood Road Cemetery from 10am to 12. Meet by the carpark to clear the graves at that end of the cemetery, and weed the wildflower area.
TUESDAY MARCH 6th, from 10am to 12 - a morning work party at Broad Leas Cemetery from 10am to 12. Meet at the entrance gate for cutting back ivy and clearing.
TUESDAY MARCH 13th, from 10am to 12 - a morning work party at Broad Leas Cemetery from 10am to 12. Meet at the entrance gate for planting wildflowers and shrubs in the area behind the WW1 bench.
WEDNESDAY MARCH 21st, from 10am to 11.30 – spreading topsoil on 3 newly cleared beds at the Park and Ride. Bring your rake!
THURSDAY MARCH 22nd, from 10am to 11.30 – spreading shingle on the three beds at the Park and Ride.
SUNDAY MARCH 25th, from 2pm to 4pm. A special weekend event – GRAND LITTER PICK at the PARK and RIDE and BUSWAY area. Meet on the side where the buses leave for Cambridge. Refreshments will be served there from 3pm.
TUESDAY MARCH 27th, from 2pm to 4pm. An afternoon work party tidying up our small garden at the corner of Ramsey Road and The Waits, and putting in a few new spring flowers.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 25th, from 9.30am to 12.00pm. Planting Day at the PARK and RIDE. Thanks again to our sponsors we are able to plant up 3 new beds on the main avenue. We need lots of help – do come along! Refreshments served at 11am.
The St Ives in Bloom competition is run, in tandem with the town’s entry into ANGLIA IN BLOOM, by a local committee. The aim of the competition is to encourage participation by residents, businesses and community groups in developing yet further the beautiful environment of St Ives. If you would like to participate in the garden competition, leaflets will be available at or after our launch at the Community Fair in the Corn Exchange on Saturday 3rd March.
To look at all the minutes from October 2014 onwards click here.