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Anglia in Bloom

 

Charity Registered No. 1134478

THE UNIQUE ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPAIGN

FOR SCHOOLS, COMMUNITIES, ORGANISATIONS and BUSINESS IN THE EAST OF ENGLAND

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Anglia in Bloom Seminar 2015 - Marks Tey, Colchester

On Thursday 12th November, delegates from the 6 counties of the  Anglia in Bloom region attended the Autumn seminar and judges surgeries held at Marks Tey, Colchester Best Western Hotel Essex.

 

COMMUNITIES REGISTER AT THE ANGLIA IN BLOOM AUTUMN SEMINAR 11-12-2015   MARGARET SPENCE & EILEEN WARD AT THE ANGLIA IN BLOOM AUTUMN SEMINAR 11-12-2015

Above Left - Communities arrive and register at the Anglia in Bloom Autumn Seminar at Marks Tey 12th November 2015

  Above Right - Anglia in Bloom Judges Margaret Spence and Eileen Ward preparing the raffle prize table

Pictures by Terry Bane  

BOB OLLIER WELCOMES DELEGATES TO THE ANGLIA IN BLOOM AUTUMN SEMINAR 11-12-2015   DARREN TANSLEY HEDGE HOG PRESENTATION THE ANGLIA IN BLOOM AUTUMN SEMINAR 11-12-2015  

Above Left - Chair of Anglia in Bloom Bob Ollier Welcomes Delegates to the Autumn Seminar

  Above Right - Darren Tansley from the Essex Wildlife Trust Presentation about Hedgehogs and native Wildlife  

 

Bob Ollier, Chairman of Anglia In Bloom welcomed everyone to the Autumn seminar and thanked the Best Western Hotel, for supporting Anglia in Bloom and hosting our annual Seminar, Bob proudly emphasized to the 85 attending delegates that 2016 is the 20th anniversary of Anglia In Bloom and although we are still in 2015 this Autumn seminar is the right time to get everyone thinking and preparing for 2016 and to work towards achieving Community, Horticultural and Environmental Excellence in 2016.

 

Bob said “We had a varied and most interesting program which all our entrants found interesting and informative, our first presenter was Darren Tansley from the Essex Wildlife Trust with a presentation about hedgehogs and other mammals in the landscape.

 

To fill in the Essex Wildlife Trust hedgehog survey

visit http://www.essexwtrecords.org.uk/hedgehogsurvey

 

To find more information about helping make gardens suitable for hedgehogs

visit http://www.hedgehogstreet.org/

 

  ELLEN CARVERY BARCHAMS PRESENTATION TO THE ANGLIA IN BLOOM AUTUMN SEMINAR 11-12-2015     ELLEN CARVERY BARCHAMS PRESENTATION TO THE ANGLIA IN BLOOM AUTUMN SEMINAR 11-12-2015

Above  - Ellen Carvey of Barcham Trees explains about using the correct Tree, Planting and Maintenance to Delegates

 

Ellen Carvey from Barcham Trees followed giving a talk about the importance of selecting the right trees, planting and aftercare.

 

After lunch Terry Bane and George Dawson gave a humorous presentation to delegates to help understand the importance of having, managing and preparing photographs to showcase community projects and demonstrate why a project should be nominated and achieve a special award.

 

To View or Download George and Terry's Managing Your Photographs PowerPoint Click Here

 

NOW DON'T FORGET ONLY 6 PHOTOGRAPHS PER SPECIAL AWARD NOMINATION!

 

 DAVID WHITE TROPICAL PRESENTATION TO THE ANGLIA IN BLOOM AUTUMN SEMINAR 11-12-2015    DAVID WHITE TROPICAL PRESENTATION TO THE ANGLIA IN BLOOM AUTUMN SEMINAR 11-12-2015

Above  - Anglia in Bloom's David White explains use of Tropical Plants with and instead of Traditional Bedding Displays

 

Our own Anglia in Bloom David White gave a well illustrated talk on Exotic plants in the landscape using specimens and a PowerPoint Presentation to show Genus and species.

 

The final presentation was given by Sharon Scott from Cobland Nurseries providing an interesting session on shrubs available and using in the landscape, Sharon also had a promotional stand showcasing plants and literature from Coblands Nurseries and spoke/advised delegates during the day.

 

 SHARON SCOTT ADVISES PLANT USEAGE TO THE ANGLIA IN BLOOM AUTUMN SEMINAR 11-12-2015     SHARON SCOTT SHRUB PRESENTATION TO THE ANGLIA IN BLOOM AUTUMN SEMINAR 11-12-2015

Above and Below - Sharon Scott from Cobland Nurseries presents and explains what and how to make the best use of shrubs and perennials in garden design and landscaping at promotional space and to the delegates during a presentation 

 SHARON SCOTT SHRUB PRESENTATION TO THE ANGLIA IN BLOOM AUTUMN SEMINAR 11-12-2015

 

In between the presentations we held our Judges surgeries where all our entrants had the opportunity to speak with their judges who visited their communities in the summer; they had many questions for the judges and went away with a good deal of information on what they did well and where they can make improvements and enhancements for 2016.

 

There was also the opportunity during the day to meet 2 of our sponsors Amberol and Cobland Nurseries who had plants, products and literature at their promotional space and gave advice.

 

CHRIS BODEN OF AMBEROL ADVISES TYPES AND USEAGE OF PLANTERS TO DELEGATES AT THE ANGLIA IN BLOOM AUTUMN SEMINAR 11-12-2015     CHRIS BODEN OF AMBEROL ADVISES TYPES AND USEAGE OF PLANTERS TO DELEGATES AT THE ANGLIA IN BLOOM AUTUMN SEMINAR 11-12-2015

Above left and right - Chris Boden from Amberol explains to delegates how the self watering baskets and planters work and their value and impact on and around buildings, in the landscape and in the street scene

 

A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS 2015

Amberol for their long established sponsorship and supported prize draws.

astutech ltd. for their long established support providing us with free website hosting.

Best Western Brook Hotel - Norwich for supporting us and providing us with a meeting venue and hosting our 2015 Norwich ITS YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD Certificate Presentation.

Cobland Nurseries who generously supplied plants and goods throughout the year

GEVIEWS for their long established sponsorship

The Beth Chatto Gardens for for their long established sponsorship and hosting and supporting our 2015 Spring Launch

 

Bob also added, Anglia in Bloom is a registered voluntary charity; we heavily rely on sponsorship and funding from our generous sponsors and would encourage more business to support us, helping us sustain our regional environmental campaign.

Iif your business would like to sponsor a community category or a special award at £500 a year please do contact Terry Bane at terry@banedell.orangehome.co.uk

 

RHS Britain In Bloom 2015 Finalists

The Anglia in Bloom Trustees and Judges congratulated each Anglia in Bloom 2015 RHS Britain in Bloom Finalists and their achievements, Well done to you all, Anglia in Bloom is very proud of you, keep up the good work.

 

(Champion of Champions) Filby – Gold

(Village)  Fordham – Silver Gilt and Best Conservation and Wildlife Award

(Large Town)  Ware – Silver Gilt

(Small City) Colchester – Silver Gilt

(City) Norwich – Silver Gilt

(Urban Community) Mancroft Ward, Norwich – Silver
(Coastal) Great Yarmouth – Gold  

(RHS Community Champion Award) Jo and Reg Chiddick – Norwich

(RHS Community Champion Award) Sue Hacon – Great Yarmouth and Anglia in Bloom

 

The standard of Bloom entries in the Anglia region was again outstanding in 2015 with 26 Gold’s awarded and no fewer than 29 Silver Gilt awards achieved.

 

To conclude we held our usual question and answer session followed by:

Brian Thornton – President of Anglia in Bloom announcing our new Patron Adrian Bloom and our Spring Launch and 20th Anniversary to be held at Bressingham Gardens in March/April 2016.

BRIAN THORNTON THANKS ANGLIA IN BLOOM DELEGATES FOR ATTENDING THE SEMINAR    BRIAN, PHIL and BOB IN THE LIFT AFTER CLEARING THE  SEMINAR

Above left - Brian Thornton President of Anglia in Bloom Thanks delegates for attending the 2015 Autumn Seminar

Above right - Phil, Brian and Bob in the lift after clearing up pleased and ready to go home for a deserved rest!

 

RHS Britain In Bloom 2016 Finals Announced were:

 

(Urban Community) – Mancroft (Norwich)
(Village) Fordham

(Large Town) Wisbech

(City) Colchester

(Coastal) Great Yarmouth  

 

COMMUNITIES REPRESENTING ANGLIA IN THE RHS BRITAIN IN BLOOM FINALISTS 2016

Above - Communities Representing Anglia at RHS Britain in Bloom 2016 at Marks Tey 12th November 2015

 

NEW CATEGORIES FOR 2016

 

We are introducing 4 new individual categories in 2016, these will be:

 

BEST FLORAL PUBLIC HOUSE

BEST FLORAL HOTEL

BEST FLORAL RESTAURANT

BEST WOODLAND

 

We are also encouraging more Business to support their local Bloom communities and work together to make a BID (Business Improvement District) entry in 2016; we would be delighted to send a

BID representative to the national RHS Britain in Bloom Finals in 2017.

 

Full details and entry form are on our web site: www.angliainbloom.co.uk/AngliainBloomEntryForm.html

 

ARE YOU READY TO SHOWCASE YOUR COMMUNITY?

 

During our judging each year we drive through many villages, towns and cities and see some great examples of community projects, attractive and clean shopping areas, well maintained housing estates, good landscaping and many displays of flowers, we regularly wonder why they are not entering and getting recognition for all their achievements, so we are asking this year

“Are You Ready To Showcase Your Community”

 

We are very keen to attract new entrants, these can be Villages, Towns, Cities, Coastal resorts, Urban communities and just about any Community project across the whole for the Anglia region, we would like any interested community to get in touch and discuss the potential for their community to enter in 2016, we will be travelling across the Anglia region giving talks and presentations and advice to all who get in touch,

“We want your community to be part of our campaign and showcase your achievements" Please do join us and for a visit please contact:

Bob Ollier 077 033 24132 or email bob_ollier@btinternet.com or

George Dawson on 01493 700394 or email g.dawson460@btinternet.com

 

AUTUMN SEMINAR PROGRAMME

 

Arrival 9.30am for Registration for 10.15am start.

10.15am - Bob Ollier Chair of Anglia in Bloom Welcome and Seminar Overview

10.30am - Darren Tansley – Essex Wildlife Trust "Hedgehogs and Mammals in the Landscape"

11.00am - 11.30am – Judges Surgeries

11.30am - Ellen Carvey – Barcham Trees - "Selecting Trees, Planting and Aftercare"

12.00pm - 12.30pm –- Judges Surgeries

12.30pm - Lunch

13.30pm - Terry Bane & George Dawson – "Managing and Preparing your Community Entry Photos"

13.50pm - David White – "Exotic Plants in the Landscape"

14.15pm - Sharon Scott – Coblands  "Using Shrubs in the Landscape"

14.40pm - Questions

                  Announcement of RHS Britain In Bloom Finalists 2016

Brian Thornton – President of Anglia in Bloom – Announcement of Adrian Bloom as new Patron, Spring Launch at Bressingham Gardens and thanks to delegates attending speech.

15.00pm - Finish

 

 

 

 

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