Judging has now taken place if the various categories of the Wellington in Bloom competition. Chairman Isabel Ward reports on how things are going.
“Our five entries in the Neighbourhood Awards were judged by Shaun Cregan recently at Nynehead Court: Swains Lane nature reserve. Trinity Orchard in Mantle Street: the Peace Garden at the Quaker Meeting House in the High Street, and the Basins nature reserve.
“It proved a relaxed morning, and we hope we ticked all the right boxes. The South West in Bloom Presentation is on Thursday 19th September in Truro Cathedral. We hope to be there in the morning for the Neighbourhood Competition results.
“We have also completed the WIB Pre-Schools and Schools competitions, and we were very pleased with the entries in the Bug Hotel class. The Presentation Evening is on Friday 18th October in the Methodist Church/hall at 6.00pm to which the Mayor has been invited and we ask her to present the certificates.
“We shall also include the Neighbourhood Awards and residents in the Dig For Victory competition, who are presently choosing their planter and tree to go somewhere in the High Street.
“We have asked a tradesman to repair and paint the square wooden planters, the railings at the Old Post Office, the Co-op bench. We have put on hold maintenance to the sleeper beds, until we know if they will remain for future floral displays. Work should be carried out in September.
“Like many local groups, Wellington in Bloom is disappointed it is proving so hard to get maintenance done to No 1 Cornhill, despite pressure from the Town Council and the Deane’s Building Control Manager. There is a dossier on Cornhill going back many years.
“It will be bulb-planting time soon. Much damage has been done to the bank and verges dug up for the roundabout for the Longforth Farm housing development.
Replanting is the responsibility of the developers Bloor Homes, who will be approached to ask for their co-operation to ensure this attractive approach to Wellington is restored.”