Our News

  • Details of our next volunteer days are always on the home page, but we are having a break over Christmas.  Contact us if you would like to be sent the details in January of our work parties in the New Year.
  • What a start to the 2017/18 season!
  • We have been awarded prizes at the Anglian in Bloom awards ceremony, we have made the local press for all the right reasons, and we have had our record number of volunteers (12 lovely people) at Westwood Road cemetery on 3rd October, clearing and tidying the graves and looking after the wildflower area.   Congratulations to one and all!
  • IMG_4335We have been working on The Waits and at Eco Ivo group at Westwd RdWestwood Road cemetery, where the new wildflower garden is looking great.  Do come and join us if you have time.  (We’ll be back to Broad Leas in the autumn.)
  • PARK AND RIDE 2017: Here we go again! Volunteers checking the main beds 1st June volunteers at the Park and Ride
  • Weeding, litter picking, spreading topsoil and shingle in the new beds.  Thank you to S P Landscapes and Mick George for their generous help!
  • 003. Soil delivery on Wed 22nd before the rain set in (1280x890) 002. SP Lanscapes Team clearing the beds, Tues 21st (1280x829) 001. Volunteers weeding and cleaning up the raised beds (1280x853)004. The next day was sunny for the shingle delivery!(1280x853)Volunteers replanted the roses in the bed outside Boots, replacing them with some very healthy David Austin roses called “Golden Celebration” – can you think why?planting primroses 1
  • Colin has been putting up bird boxes at Westwood Road kindly donated by the EcoIvo group.  Thank you to the students and to Mrs Morey!
  • Hard work at Westwood Road on 28th February.  It is starting to look much better.1. Attacking the most difficult ivy 2. Still working hard on the ivy5. The monument to John Saint has some beautiful carvings.
  • Before and after pictures of an overgrown area of Broad Leas Cemetery from our working party there on 15th February.3. The oldest part of the cemetery, before. 6. Under the tree, after
  • 3. Yet more ivy!
  • 3. Some bright primulas were added!
  • Have you been past the garden on the corner of The Waits and Ramsey Road recently?  On 7th February we tidied the shrubs and added a few bright flowers to keep us cheerful until the warmer spring weather.
  • The rain got worse and worse but our intrepid litter pickers at the Park and Ride kept going to collect 9 big bags of rubbish! Please come and help us next month (7th March) – we promise better weather! 
  • 9 big bags of litter collected in 2 hours!sign-outside-town
  • The new signs are up around the town, celebrating our 2016 achievement getting a gold award.
  • burstellars-26-11At last – all 7 sacks of bulbs are planted!  The last 500 were put in at Westwood Road cemetery in front of the new wildflower area.  Thank you to everybody who came and helped us with the work over the past few weeks – we are sure the daffodils will look wonderful in the spring!
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  • A windy day at the Park and Ride on Tuesday 22nd November got the weeding done and the main curved planters tidied and ready for winter.
  • getting-ready-for-planting-shrubs-and-bulbsOn 17th November, we had a morning’s work at Westwood Road cemetery clearing the ground ready to plant some more wildflowers and shrubs in the back of the cemetery.  The EcoIvo group came and helped us put in daffodil bulbs as the rain poured down at the end of our session!
  • the-team-gets-to-work-on-the-shrubbery-on-the-corner-of-the-waitsThe team got to work on 9th November cutting back the shrubs on the corner of Ramsey Road and The Waits - such a cold day.
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  • Back to Broad Leas cemetery to clear another area of ivy from the Victorian graves.  A pastor of the Particular Baptist Church – Samuel Haynes – was brought back to memory on 1st November.
  • bulb-planting-3 bulb-planting-2BULB PLANTING: We have so far done two sessions putting in daffodil bulbs, at Burstellars and in the Parish Churchyard.  bulb-planting-at-the-parish-church-almost-finished
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  • STATION ROAD:  We put in some wallflowers and daffodil bulbs along the verge behind Waitrose on Station Road.  We are looking forward to a beautiful display in the spring, and tidied back the shrubs behind for a backdrop to the new planting.work-complete-the-st-ives-in-bloom-group-have-planted-the-area-with-daffodil-bulbs-and-wallflowers
  • THE WAITS:  We tidied our little garden at the corner of Ramsey Road and The Waits.  Its looking a picture and the salvias have started to bloom all over again.  We added some pansies for winter colour.
  • WESTWOOD ROAD CEMETERY:  We set to weeding the flower bed and clearing the rubbish ready for planting in November.  Go and see it now – the yellow toadflax is a picture in the wildflower area!
  • PARK AND RIDE:  We had a morning weeding at the Park and Ride at the end of August.31-8, weeding P and R