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CRiB March 2018 Newsletter

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Curry Rivel In Bloom March 2018 Firstly, I must send sincere apologies to the High Street Team and householders who joined in South West in Bloom last year and who were omitted from the list of places developed last summer in last month's newsletter. The High street looked absolutely amazing thanks to all your efforts, and we look forward to seeing another beautiful display again this year. All are welcome to the next CRiB meeting on Tuesday 27 February in the Village Hall, 7.30pm... The War Memorial Planting Plan will be presented.
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Our entry for the South West in Bloom 2018 competition for the Cox Cup has been submitted and as the weather improves we will be setting about turning our village into another brilliant display of troughs, pots and hanging baskets. South West in Bloom is not just all about having beautiful floral displays though. The main areas that the judges concentrate on are Horticultural Achievement, Environmental Responsibility & Community Participation Although we do well on the first category we really need more help with the second two, especially Community participation. If you can offer your help in anyway no matter how small, with planting, watering, dead heading or anything else, please do get in touch. 01458 762296 or email Thank You!

The predominant colour for this year's planting will be WHITE to signify Peace, a hundred years since the end of the First World War with touches of blue and pink to help bring out the white. Work on the war memorial permanent garden planting will begin in March, weather permitting, and thank you to the Parish Council who have approved the installation of a water supply at the war memorial. CRIB have applied to Wessex Water for a grant to help pay for this.

Thank you too to Marian Dale a professional garden designer who has given us her time for free to help finalise the permanent design which was presented at the last CRIB meeting in the village hall on 27th February.
Thank you too, to all those who turned out to help on Sat 17th Feb for our composting day at the war memorial, thank you to those who have donated compost, their time and effort, we even had a financial donation to buy soil improver. A great community effort.
So many thank yous this month! Thank you to Bradley Lewis Garden Maintenance for collecting and delivering horse manure to the War memorial. Thank you to Julia Jewell for donating it.

Unfortunately, there were not enough takers for the planned potato growing competition to take place. Thank you to Ivor Dixon for organising it and also for writing this news letter for the past few months.

Future Dates for your Diary.
Monday May 7th In the village Hall CRIB afternoon teas and quiz, more details later.
Sunday May 15th Huge plant sale, in the village centre starts at 10.00 am; it was very successful last year! Refreshments available. Come and buy the plants for your summer display!

Gina Beauchamp
CRiB Chair

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