Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Anglia in bloom Judges come to Epping

On Friday 8th July the Anglia in bloom judges came to Epping to look at four floral sites in the town.On arrival to Epping hall the judges watched a 15 minute slide show of Epping in bloom progress in the town so far presented to them by chairmen Victoria Robertson.The two judges Nolan and David were then driven to four sites by Victoria who was accompanied by Beverley Rumsey Town clerk.

First stop was at the Memorial barrel on the fire station green.Where John Duffel and the president of Epping royal British legion Kevin Toole spoke to the judges about the memorial barrel.

Second stop was at the Tower road green where the six local school design winners were waiting to talk to the judges with their parents and school teachers about their deigns.

Third stop was Epping train station where judges met Tina who works at the station.Tina looks after all the plants which include the ones Epping in bloom donated to brighten up the station.Epping in bloom donated £300 towards the cost of the hanging baskets flowers and potted plants which included herbs and vegetables.Epping in bloom volunteer Carol Durstan-White selected the plants from Matthews plants in Nazeing.The peach and orange begonias help to complement the brickwork .Matthew also donated two giant geraniums.Tina has added to the collection by planting her own seeds and shrubs.She loves looking after the plants she dead heads them and waters them every day.The judges said it is the cleanest station they have ever seen.

4th stop and final stop was at the floral beds at the top of Epping town near the council offices they are looked after by EFDC.They are planted in the colours red, white and blue to celebrate the queens 90th birthday.The mayor Les Burrows, deputy mayor Tony Church came along with Michael Wright.The judges were then taken back to Epping hall where refreshments were served.

The judges were presented with a memory stick that includes 30 photos for a chance to enter an additional 6 special Anglia in bloom floral categories for Epping.They have taken our entries away with them.

We will receive the results from Anglia in bloom sometime in September.To read more about the day click here >   http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/14607592.Judges___39_emotional__39__at_Epping_in_Bloom_community_co_operation/

Kind Regards
Victoria Robertson 

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