We are a group of volunteers who work to make our town a great environment to live in!
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.
Autumn has been full of BULB PLANTING – THANKS TO ALL WHO MADE IT TO WARNERS PARK and HILL RISE on SATURDAY MORNINGS – we are looking forward to seeing all the daffodils come up in the spring! Click here to look at our other projects.
FUTURE WORK PARTIES: Please get in touch if you would like to help us, or just come along!
Thursday 29th November, 10am-12: Meet at the car park by WESTWOOD RD CEMETERY, to tidy the graves and wildflower area for the winter.
Saturday 1st December, 10am-12: Meet at the car park by WESTWOOD RD CEMETERY, to clear ivy and to go a litter pick along the Thicket Path.
Saturday 5th January, 10am – 12: Meet at the large curved beds at the PARK and RIDE, for a litter pick around the car park and along the busway, along with weeding the main flowerbeds.
Thursday 10th January, 10am – 12: Meet at the car park by WESTWOOD ROAD CEMETERY, to check the winter flowers and clear round the graves.
Tuesday 15th January, 10am – 12: Meet inside BROADLEAS CEMETERY to clear ivy from the gravestones and plant snowdrops.
Tuesday 22nd January, 2 – 4pm: Meet at the corner of THE WAITS and Ramsey Road, to weed and clear leaves from the beds.
Wednesday 30th January, 10am – 12: Meet at the TOWN BUS STATION at the gatehouses, to clear litter and weeds from the flowerbed by the toilets and clear and plan for the future development near the waiting rooms.
Saturday 2nd February, 10am – 12: Meet at STATION ROAD just behind Waitrose, to clear the verge between there and Harrison Way, starting to improve the route for visitors walking from the Park and Ride into town.
Tuesday 12th February, 10am – 12: Meet inside BROADLEAS CEMETERY to clear ivy from the gravestones and to plant cowslips.
Tuesday 19th February, 2 – 4pm: Meet at the corner of THE WAITS and Ramsey Road, to weed and tidy the beds.
Wednesday 27th February, 10am – 12: Meet at the car park by WESTWOOD ROAD CEMETERY, to weed round the new bench and clear round the graves.
Saturday 2nd March, 10am – 12: Meet at the PARK AND RIDE, to cut back and replant areas of the flowerbeds along the main avenue. There will also be a litter pick around the car park and along the busway.
Tuesday 12th March, 10am – 12: Meet inside BROADLEAS CEMEETERY to clear ivy from the gravestones and put spring flowers into the flowerbed behind the WW1 bench.
We will now be holding work parties the first Saturday of every month, from 10am to 12, as well as our regular weekday sessions.
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.