Green-fingered group is going for gold

A town is going for gold at this year s Anglia in Bloom competition. Sandy Enhancement Group is also encouraging young children to be green fingered as they bid for more awards. During the past three years the town has won bronze, silver and silver gilt a

A town is going for gold at this year's Anglia in Bloom competition.

Sandy Enhancement Group is also encouraging young children to be green fingered as they bid for more awards.

During the past three years the town has won bronze, silver and silver gilt awards and this year it is aiming to strike gold.

This year's bid for honours will be launched on April 20 where the Sandy in Bloom categories will also be unveiled including a best schools garden section.


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The group is also asking residents and business in Sandy and Beeston to nominate entries for best front garden, best street, best industrial premises, best allotment, best pub and restaurant and best shop front.

Nomination forms are available from the Sandy Tourist Information Centre. Closing date for entries is May 16.

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Sue Sutton, chairman of the Sandy Enhancement Group, said: "We are also asking for residents to help with the production of our 30-page portfolio which has to be submitted to the judges for the Anglia in Bloom competition.

"We would also like people to take part in our community picture competition by sending us pictures of 'My front Garden' for its floral category. All we are asking is that the picture is in colour and features lots of plants and flowers."

Pictures should be sent electronically or just prints to Carol Baker-Smith at Sandy Town Council or email them to her on admin@sandytowncouncil.gov.org

This Sunday (April 15) sees the group undertake the annual litter pick in an area from the railway embankment to Abbey Grove.

The Keep Sandy Tidy campaign, is part of the group's drive to make the town look good for Anglia in Bloom judges.

Anyone can help and picking starts at 10.30am.

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