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ST IVES in BLOOM received its third ANGLIA IN BLOOM “GOLD AWARD” at a ceremony in Bury St Edmunds on 12th September.  Pictured below are Moreen Wells (Vice Chair), Linda Croucher (Chair) and Julie Pepper – holding all our certificates at once!The Judges visited St Ives on 5th JULY, and the long wait for results has been worth it!  As well as the gold award for the town as a whole, we collected certificates for Gerald Brunning’s award winning allotment in the ‘Grow Your Own’ category; Holt Island in the ‘Conservation Project’ category; and the top area award for The Swan and Angel in the restaurant category! 

Pictured in the Norris Museum garden are (from left to right) Moreen Wells with Joan Gibson (Anglia in Bloom), Julia Smith (Anglia in Bloom), Tim Drye (Mayor), and Linda Croucher.

WORK PARTIES ARRANGED for THE AUTUMN!

Please get in touch if you would like to help us, or just come along.

Tuesday 2nd October, 1 – 3pm:  Meet at small bed at the corner of Ramsey Road and The Waits, to prune the shrubs and deadhead.

Saturday 6th October, 10am – 12:  Meet at Warners Park, Crown Walk end, to help plant daffodil bulbs.  Bulbs and planters provided!

Saturday 13th October, 10am – 12:  Meet at the junction of The Mallards and Hill Rise, to help plant daffodil bulbs in the verge.

Tuesday 16th October, 10am – 12:  Meet at the curved beds at the PARK AND RIDE – weeding, deadheading and replanting.

Tuesday 23rd October, 2 – 4pm:  Meet at small bed at the corner of Ramsey Road and The Waits, for planting winter bedding.

Wednesday 31st October, 10am – 12:  Meet at BROAD LEAS CEMETERY for weeding graves and removing ivy.

Saturday 3rd November, 10am – 12:  Meet at the junction of Ramsey Road and Hill Rise, to help plant daffodil bulbs in the verge.

Thursday 8th November, 10am-12: Meet at WESTWOOD RD CEMETERY – for clearing the graves nearest to the car park and planting round the new bench.

Saturday 10th November – this is a reserve date for bulb planting, if inclement weather on earlier sessions.

Tuesday 13th November, 10am – 12: Meet at BROAD LEAS CEMETERY – for planting behind the WW1 bench.

Tuesday 20th November, 2-4pm: Meet at small bed at the corner of Ramsey Road and The Waits, to tidy the bed for the winter.

Thursday 29th November, 10am-12: Meet at WESTWOOD RD CEMETERY, to tidy the graves and wildflower area for the winter.

Celebrating the Park and Ride, thanks to sponsors Mick George, S P Landscapes, Stagecoach East, the Town and County Councils

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