Wisbech handed top rating at international Communities in Bloom competition

PUBLISHED: 15:30 10 November 2010

Pupils from the St Peter's school in Wisbech with their International In Bloom Certificate with L-R David Sheldon (site manager), Penny Stocks (Wisbech in Bloom secretary), Paul Braithwaite (RJ Warren, application sponsors), Judith Skelton (head teacher) and Brian Massingham (Wisbech ion Bloom Chairman)

Pupils from the St Peter's school in Wisbech with their International In Bloom Certificate with L-R David Sheldon (site manager), Penny Stocks (Wisbech in Bloom secretary), Paul Braithwaite (RJ Warren, application sponsors), Judith Skelton (head teacher) and Brian Massingham (Wisbech ion Bloom Chairman)

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WISBECH has been named alongside some of the best towns from all over the world after being awarded a top rating at the international Communities in Bloom competition.

The town scored a massive 92.38% on their entry in the International Challenge category, which gave them five blooms - the maximum available.

The award was judged on six different criteria; tidiness, environmental action, heritage conservation, urban forestry, landscape and floral displays.

As well as scoring top marks in all of these categories, Wisbech earned a special mention for St. Peter’s school’s ‘Our Place’ garden.

Penny Stocks, secretary of Wisbech in Bloom, said: “The Wisbech in Bloom team are delighted to have done so well in this international competition, which was even more challenging than the Britain in Bloom competition.

“Wisbech people can be proud of their town which rates alongside the best in countries such as Canada, USA and Japan.”

“We would like to thank RJ Warren Landscapes of Whittlesey who sponsored our entry into the competition, and all of the businesses, residents and organisations in particular Fenland District Council and Wisbech Town Council who have contributed to the success.”

Wisbech in Bloom are already planning for 2011, where they hope to retain a Gold Award in the Anglia in Bloom competition for the fourth year in a row.


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