Letters March 2018

February 27 2018

Dear Voice Readers,

Dear Voice Readers,


The daffodils are out and it’s time for Sodbury in Bloom to start getting organised for 2018.  As cup winners last year, in the South West in Bloom competition, we are in a different category this year and will be competing against all the other cup winners so we want to do well.  Our colours this year will be red with a splash of white and one of black so the town should look very colourful.  The colours were chosen to commemorate the centenary of the end of the WWI and the war memorial will be planted all in white for the same reason.

We have lots of plans.  The planters in Hatherell’s Yard will be filled with medieval herbs and flowers as part of the town’s 800th celebrations of its charter and there will be a handout explaining their culinary and medicinal uses. Work in the Community Garden will start as soon as it’s a bit less muddy and we hope to have something good to show the judges in July.  

We also have the boat, the pump, the Millennium Garden and all our usual spots to plant up and maintain so it’s going to be a very busy year.  You can see what we are up to from our Facebook page.  We meet outside the Baptist Church in Chipping Sodbury at 10am on the first Thursday of every month for a regular work session so please come and join us if you feel like it.  We are a friendly bunch and are always glad to see newcomers.


Jane Lund

Sodbury in Bloom