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Parish in Bloom 2008
Everyone is invited to add colour to the community
by Margaret Holland-Prior

Once again the Parish has entered the island competition of Parish in Bloom and, for the third time in the past 10 years, is in The Finals of the overall UK competition, Britain in Bloom, for the best coastal town category. We will be working on the floral aspect of the competition and the community will be coming together to improve their Parish in a number of simple ways and tackling projects, with the help of local Societies and Clubs.
Our Community Projects for 2008, and for the next few years, will be in work around the swamp and track of the Railway Walk, by Pont Marquet and to have regular litter collection along The Track.
The Connétable has a list of jobs at St Aubin’s Fort and those with a sea loving nature will be interested in helping there. In previous years judges have highlighted the flowerless Les Quennevais Shopping Parade, so we are organising a competition for the best hanging baskets and tubs. Another Project is the replanting of the shrub and flower beds at Charing Cross , St Aubin.
Of course, there will be the beautiful hanging baskets and tubs in St. Aubin, with which home owners and our businesses excel and The Winston Churchill Gardens will once again look magnificent.
The bedding plants are being grown for this great event at HM La Moye Prison and the geraniums are now well established in the growing tunnels there.
As this competition is includes all inhabitants, we are concerned that local fauna has the best possible habitat, that the flora flourishes and the wild parts of our beautiful parish remain wild!
The fragile Agile Frog has special corridors up at Noirmont and at Ouaisne; there are several groups of lizards and the parish has the biggest den of grass snakes on the island! Durrell Conservation Trust is visiting local schools to talk to the pupils about these special residents.
Those involved in the life of St Brelade, the various Clubs and Societies for young and old, the Schools, HM La Moye, The Probation Services, Environment Services, Durrell, Wildlife and potential sponsors were invited to The Launch of the 2008 Campaign at the Parish Hall at the end of last month. Mike Stentiford, Vice Chairman of National Trust for Jersey, and Sue Rodrigues, a former Judge and now co-ordinator of St Helier Parish in Bloom, addressed the audience on various aspects of the Parish and the competition.
There is need for some financial help, either for a specific project or for the overall work. All monies received will be gratefully acknowledged and administered by The Parish, listed according to size, but without mention of the amount, in the official brochure for the competition and in this magazine.
This is all quite a challenge and we are asking for those who are would love to get out and be involved, and perhaps get their hands dirty, to contact Margaret Holland Prior on 07700 848 038.
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