Benwick going for gold as village launches 2014 Anglia in Bloom campaign

06:00 03 May 2014

Benwick in Bloom and Street Pride launching their 2014 In Bloom campaign. WW1 poppy sowing in Benwick old churchyard.
 Picture: Steve Williams.

Benwick in Bloom and Street Pride launching their 2014 In Bloom campaign. WW1 poppy sowing in Benwick old churchyard. Picture: Steve Williams.

Archant

A village that won silver in last year’s Anglia in Bloom hopes to go one better this year.

Benwick in Bloom and Street Pride launching their 2014 In Bloom campaign. Bob Ollier parks and open spaces manager for FDC presenting certificates to Benwick in bloom from RHS, Britian in bloom and Anglia in bloom. for The post box display. Benwick school garden club and Doddington road gardens. Picture: Steve Williams.Benwick in Bloom and Street Pride launching their 2014 In Bloom campaign. Bob Ollier parks and open spaces manager for FDC presenting certificates to Benwick in bloom from RHS, Britian in bloom and Anglia in bloom. for The post box display. Benwick school garden club and Doddington road gardens. Picture: Steve Williams.

The people of Benwick will be working around the clock to make sure the village is looking in top shape when the judges visit on July 14.

Volunteers met this week to scatter a mix of wildflowers and Flanders poppies in the old church yard as part of the continuing Centenary Poppy campaign. White roses will also be planted there.

Other plans include a colourful display by the entrance to the playground, with planting in the cottage garden style of the great British horticulturalist Gertrude Jekyll.

Nearby, the village’s Scout troop are creating a sensory garden, with a selection of highly scented plants that will attract bees and other insects.

Special projects are also being undertaken by children at Benwick Primary School and in gardens along Doddington Road.

Jill Hindle, who heads the village’s In Bloom group, said: “We are working very hard to get everything looking as good as we can again this year.

“We are keen to involve as many people in the community as possible because this is a very important part of our village life.”

More news stories

Meadowgate Volunteer Police Cadets ‘Passing Out’ Parade, Wisbech. Joshua Harvey, Picture: Steve Williams.

Eight young volunteer police cadets became the pride of Cambridgeshire during a ceremony to mark the completion of their training at Meadowgate School in Wisbech.

15:34
Geoff Hobbs lorry leaves road, ends up overturned in a farm on A142, New Road junction, Chatteris. Picture: Steve Williams.

A driver had a lucky escape today when his lorry careered across the carriageway, narrowly missed a lamp post, took down some road signs and ended up on its side.

10:43
Crash on the A1101 Newton

Police officers were called to the A1101 at Newton, Wisbech, to a vehicle on its roof late Saturday evening.

09:59
A map of National Cycle Route 63, photo by Cambridgeshire County Council

Despite a sign indicating that Begdale Road in Elm is ‘unsuitable for HGVs’, residents say a solar farm has destroyed the verges and seriously damaged the road.

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition E-edition