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Chinese Bridge through a willow Feb 2008 (c) Stuart Bond Godmanchester in Bloom
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In late 2007, John Thackray with support from the Town Council and Godmanchester Community Association initiated the idea that Godmanchester should participate in Anglia in Bloom. With support at an initial meeting, a committee formed comprising: Malcolm Cohen, Godmanchester’s Mayor, Ex officio President, John Thackray, David Brown, Carol Godley, Nina Collier and Mary Stokes.

In 2008 Godmanchester received a Silver Award in the Small Towns Category, and were regional winners in the Best Environmental Quality Award. The past year has been summarised in a short document here (PDF). The 2009 visit by Anglia in Bloom Judges will be on Thursday 9 July. Full itinerary here (PDF)

The present Committee comprises:

John Thackray (Chair) 01480 420007, Mary Stokes (Vice Chair) Nina Collier (Secretary) Michael Turner-Cain (Treasurer) David Brown, Carlie Campbell, Peter Irving, Alison Mackie.
Minutes are here

This Committe is now operating independently of Godmanchester Community Association and the Town Council. Other groups and businesses provide support and patricipate, and more are always welcome. All residents are actvely encouraged to consider locations that they can improve. The overall objective is to improve the town for everyone, and to see a year-on-year expansion so that Godmanchester is able to celebrate in 2012 eight hundred years since our Charter of 1212.

If you are interested in helping or have an idea, please e-mail John Thackray so you can join in the next meeting

2009 Rota for the Godmanchester Town War Memorial is here

2009 Winners of Godmanchester in Bloom

For the first time the  Pubs took part in the GMC In Bloom flower display competition in 2009. The Judges were Deputy Mayor David Brown and Councillor Mrs Worthington., who made the following awards:

  • The Winner The White Hart
  • Highly Commended - The Royal Oak
  • Commended The Black Bull and the Exhibition.

In the Godmanchester in Bloom competition for the Towns Retirement Homes the Judges,  Mary Stokes,Alison Mackie,Carlie Campbell and Nina Collier made the following awards:

  • The Winner--Oak Tree Court
  • Highly Commended -MacCartney House and Rectory Gardens
  • Commended - The Chestnuts

Front Gardens

  • Winner - 6 New Street
  • Highly commended - 23 East Chadley Lane & 26 Crowhill

Hanging Baskets

  • Winner - 5 Sweetings Road
  • Highly commended - 21 Pavillion Close, 9 Earning Street & 1 The Causeway

Window Box

  • Winner - 19 Martins Close
  • Highly commended - Pinfold Cottage & 45 Cambridge Street

Minutes of Meetings

January 2008




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