Earlier in the year during the preparations for the Tour of Britain cycle race, Edwinstowe in Bloom ran some tile-making sessions with the artist Phil Neal. The idea was to create a permanent Village Hall mosaic to commemorate Edwinstowe’s involvement in the event.
The finished tiled plaque has now been delivered and installed in a prominent place where it will be seen by all the residents of the village. This is the fantastic outcome from a joint venture with Edwinstowe in Bloom, Edwinstowe Parish Council and Lyndsey Searle, Arts Development Officer, Newark and Sherwood District Council.
Recent weather has not been conducive for gardening other than tidying up ready for winter, but at least this means no one had to water any of the recently installed flower beds!
Even with all the rain some of the members were not put off and braved the elements to plant bulbs along the verges in Boy Lane. Some further work was done alongside the BT building where two staggered rows of willow cuttings were planted, and some hard back-breaking work was put in clearing the wildflower meadow of thistles by hand pulling and digging the land over.
Edwinstowe in Bloom entered a tree into St Mary’s Church Edwinstowe Christmas Tree Festival. The rustic tree was donated by the RSPB Sherwood Forest and Budby South Forest. It was decorated with silver stars, baubles, bows and crocheted icicles all donated by members. It was decided to make all the decorations silver in recognition of winning the silver award in the ‘Britain in Bloom’ competition, despite it only being the first year of entering the competition. Everyone was extremely pleased with the result!
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