Filby are back in Britain in Bloom 2019 representing East Anglia in the National Finals. We face stiff competition from the five other entrants in the Village Category. These are Norton-in-Hales, from Shropshire, who were RHS Champion of Champions in 2015. Middleton-by-Wirksworth, an East Midlands entrant from Derbyshire and Tanfield in County Durham both gained a Silver Gilt in Britain in Bloom in 2018. Tiny Green Moor, with a population of just 90, was a Category Winner, gained a Gold Medal and was declared Best New Entry to Yorkshire in Bloom 2018 and St. Aubin, on the south coast of Jersey, has the advantage of its climate.
Work continues every Saturday morning from 9am. If you would like to help or get involved at any other time call Adrian on 01493 369250. Meet at the Farm opposite the Post Office at 9am. The date for judging Britain in Bloom is Thursday 1st August. A Filby in Bloom Jigsaw is available from Filby Post Office, depicting sixteen pictures of Filby in Bloom. A new range of confectionary is also available with clotted cream fudge, shortbread, mint humbugs, chocolate chip and lemon crisp cookies. A new range of Filby in Bloom Polo shirts are available at the Post Office. They are green with the logo, in small, medium and large sizes. The Filby in Bloom year planners are, also, available free from Filby Post Office.
The results are in for Anglia in Bloom 2018. Congratulations to all involved with Filby in Bloom. We won the Best Village, today, at Bury St Edmunds with a Gold. We have won this 17 times in the last 20 years. We, also, won the Environmental Quality Award. Filby Bridge Restaurant and Filby Church received Gold Awards, and Filby School, the Pound and Filby Broad received judges' nominations in their categories. (Photographs from Ellen Mary Webster). All Results
Next regular meeing Tuesday 14th May, 2019, Talk - 'How Hill Trust', Simon Partridge The Club meets, in Filby Village Hall, at 7pm on the second Tuesday of each month. All are welcome. Those wishing to become members may pay an annual membership of £12. Guests are charged at £3.00 per meeting, redeemable against the subsequent purchase of a membership fee. Refreshments are free at all other meetings. Check the Filby Village Hall website for further details, look out for more information in the Village Life section of the Yarmouth Mercury or contact Caroline on 01493 369145 or Sue on 01493 369291. The Club now has its own Facebook page at www.facebook.com/filbygardeningclub. More information.