Chatteris in Bloom Support

2 June 2021 Ben Burgess News

The Anglia in Bloom judges have selected the Cambridgeshire town Chatteris, as one of only five places in the Anglia region, to represent in the Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom competition after winning a gold award in 2017, 2018 and 2019. The competition provides a regional and national platform for the towns and communities to make the best of their area, filling them with various blooms and decorations.

This year as part of the competition, everyone from the Chatteris local community has been invited to let their imagination run wild and create a plant pot sculpture to decorate their town. One lady, Heather Johnson, has been creating plant pot farm animals including a pig and a cow which look incredible. To accompany the farm animals, Heather went that extra step by making a 3D tractor made out soft drink tin cans.

Heather reached out to the Ben Burgess Coates branch for their support to bring her tractor to life with a shiny coat of paint. Coates Apprentice Service Technician Ethan Langley was delighted to assist in painting the tractor into the John Deere colours and adding some final finishing touches. Ethan commented “It was great to be given the opportunity to be involved with this local project, I used a range of coloured spray paints, hand painting and printed John Deere logos to finish the masterpiece. I’m looking forward to seeing the tractor and farm animals around Chatteris as well as all of the other plant pot sculptures. Good luck everyone!”

Read the story in the Fenland News