GOLD for Maldon
The Maldon in Bloom team are celebrating after retaining their Anglia in Bloom gold award for a third year running. The volunteers were presented with this award at the Anglia in Bloom Presentation ceremony in Gorleston-on-Sea.
In 2015 the town celebrated its first gold since 2006 and everyone involved in the campaign this year is exceptionally proud to retain the gold standard.
In July the Anglia in Bloom Judges visited Maldon and were taken on a tour of various open spaces, floral displays, community gardens, children’s planting areas and allotments. They were so impressed with the Maldon and Dengie Stroke Support and Carers Group raised bed in St Peters’ Churchyard that they nominated it as one of the best gardens for Special Needs in the region.
Bob Ollier, chairman of Anglia in Bloom, said: “This year standards have continued on from last year with excellent awards achieved, the outstanding community work, many resourceful projects and superb floriferous displays have all added to fantastic community entries.”
The Maldon in Bloom team would like to thank Maldon Town Council and Skippers Ground Maintenance for their support throughout this campaign.
Pictured L to R; Barbara Pembleton, Flo Shaughnessy and Dorreen Linton.
Click here for more information about the group.
Allotment plots available
We currently have several plots available for rent at our Maldon Hall site, located off St Giles Crescent.
The plots all vary in size and are currently charged at 42p per sqm with a 30% reduction for tenants aged 60+.
Allotments provide good value for money and can be a great way to relax and unwind. Having your own allotment is a year-round commitment; the daily watering, weeding and general maintenance during the growing season is time-consuming, and must be considered before becoming a tenant.
Please note that these plots can only be offered to residents of Maldon town.
If you interested to know more about the allotments please contact 01621 857373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A new Mayor for Maldon
MALDON has elected its fourth ever female mayor. Cllr Jeanette Stilts was elected as Maldon mayor at the Town Council’s Annual Meeting on Monday 15th May. She will be supported by her Mayoress Hilary Miller and Deputy Mayor Abdul Hafiz, who is president of the Maldon District Islamic Cultural Association and his Deputy Mayoress, Shamema Bedum.
The Mayor’s Charities for 2017-18 are the Maldon & Dengie Stroke Support and Carers Group and the new Church Organ Fund at St Mary’s Church, Maldon.