|Volunteers Pete Carpenter, Paul Hulbert and Tim
Fairhead in Yeovil with the award certificates
Wapley Bushes received two Outstanding awards – the highest level possible for Neighbourhood entries – at the South West In Bloom awards in Yeovil earlier this month.
The judge particularly praised Wapley Bushes Local Nature Reserve for “outstanding environmental responsibility” in the long-term re-planting project in the woodland, and for the community participation in events and workdays.
Regarding Wapley Common and the Orchard for the Future, the assessor singled out the fruit trees, the grass-cutting rotation providing small mammal habitat (owl prey) and the new bug hotels for special praise.
Lilliput Park, where many of the same people volunteer, gained the Outstanding Award too.
We also congratulate our colleagues of the Wapley Allotments Association for their two Outstanding awards – so it was a clean sweep all round!