Filby in Bloom
Work continues every Saturday morning from 9am. If anyone would like to help or get involved at any other time contact Adrian on 01493 369250. Meet at the farm opposite the Post Office at 9am. Filby retained the Best Kept Village in the borough of Great Yarmouth, Filby School won the Best School and the Post Office the Best Commercial premises. The Bridge Restaurant and the allotments received silver gilts. Results for Britain in Bloom are in London on October 25. With reference to the pond at Grange Farm, a meeting was had with Highways on October 14 to see if a water supply can be supplied to the pond in order to rejuvenate the area.
On 2nd May, 2019, Percy Hudson retired from the Parish Council, after serving the village for over 50 years. During that time, he has worked with the Filby in Bloom team since we started back in 1990 and each year comes up with ideas for the flower bed on Thrigby Road corner, this year being no exception. To mark his dedication and contribution to the Village, the Bed is, now, to called the “Percy Hudson Bed”, complete with a brass plaque. In proposing this, Adrian Thompson, Chairman of Filby in Bloom said “ It is important to recognize the contribution made to the village and Filby in Bloom by the older generations, they were in at the beginning when things were tough, but with their help we have achieved National recognition”. This bed was enlarged in 2015. Its terracing was replaced by a slope, and, on the advice of 2014’s judges, during 2015, height was introduced into the display with Nicotiana sylvestris at the rear. Last year’s judges thought that the trellis behind the bed needed attention and attention it got. The bed was completely re-built with 17 railway sleepers and the grass fronting was re-turfed.
Filby & District Gardening Club
Next meeting is Tuesday 8th October, 2019. Speaker Andrew Brogan on Hensted Exotic Gardens. Club usually 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 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.