Hoping for the sweet smell of success

SANDY residents are being urged to dig for victory in this year s Anglia in Bloom competition. The appeal comes from the Sandy Enhancement Group which campaigns to make the town brighter with the planting of flowers, not just in the town centre but in gar

SANDY residents are being urged to dig for victory in this year's Anglia in Bloom competition.

The appeal comes from the Sandy Enhancement Group which campaigns to make the town brighter with the planting of flowers, not just in the town centre but in gardens and on industrial premises.

During the next few weeks members of the group will be going around the town to see whether Sandy is looking at its brightest and best ready for judging at the end of June.

Despite the cold weather making spring later than normal the planting of the flower beds in the market square is now complete and a warm spell could soon have Sandy looking blooming marvellous.


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"People are working very hard to make sure we do better than last year in Anglia in Bloom," said Sandy Enhancement Group chairman Dr Judy Baxter.

"A lot of hard work has been going on behind the scenes and once everything is planted then I am sure the town centre will look wonderful.

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"We will also be looking at gardens to see what people at home have been doing to support our push for a gold medal this year."

During the past few weeks there has been a photographic exhibition in Budgen's of some of the flower displays from last year's entries which has attracted a lot of public attention.

"It just makes people aware of what is going on and how they can help our campaign," added Dr Baxter.

"The floral displays and hanging baskets the businesses put out make the town so much brighter.

"A few weeks of good weather and hopefully things will be all looking bright and beautiful around Sandy.

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