Early this year Wellington in Bloom ran a competition they called, oddly, “Dig for Victory”. This was open to small groups of houses and they were to be judged on the way they improved the look of their houses and front gardens as seen from the street.
By the closing date it turned out that there was only one entry and at first the Wellington in Bloom committee were reluctant to award the prize of £500. They were persuaded and the winners are a group of seven houses on the High Street who have chosen to spend the prize money on street trees at the High Street end of town. The first of these has been planted. It is a ginkgo in the front garden of No 62, so not strictly a street tree but it can be seen from all the houses that joined in the competition. The other trees will be planted in boxes, probably in January, and they will also be visible from the High Street.