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Gloria Ford

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Congratulations to Shadwell in Bloom: the Yorkshire in Bloom award ceremony was held this month and Shadwell was awarded the Gold award and were Joint category winners in the Large Village Category with Burncross in Sheffield. The judges praised the work of the Shadwell in Bloom group and said they had created a striking display of colour for the spring with daffodils along the approach to the village and lovely planting in the beds and verges which is sympathetic to the area. The group should be particularly commended for the strong community links it has developed with residents who contribute both hands-on and with financial help. The judges thought the raised beds at the village hall, edged with grasses, looked lovely and are a good solution to an area that has previously proved difficult. The choice of trees for the new planting throughout the village will provide a lovely display for many years. The Garden of Remembrance at the back of St Paul’s church created by Richard Wells, Celia Wroe and helpers offers a charming, peaceful area for relatives as well as a haven for wildlife. They also commented that the Friends of Shadwell in Bloom was a great idea, ensuring everyone has the opportunity to be involved. The group obviously has a very good relationship with the school and scout/guide groups, benefiting all concerned. It was encouraging to see the number of residents expressing support by displaying posters. They suggested that the group consider having a colourful poster for next year (perhaps organise a competition), something that the school children and scout group could become involved in.

Gambians in Need: Elizabeth and David Hutton are having a charity coffee morning on Saturday, October 6 in the village hall, starting at 10am-noon. There will be cake, book and bric-a-brac stalls and a raffle. There will also be displays of the work which has already been completed in the Gambia by Elizabeth and David and a chance for visitors to purchase a mosquito net which will help to save a child’s life in Gambia. All money raised at the coffee morning will go to help the Gambians in Need charity.