SPRA Recognised in Spelthorne in Bloom!

We are delighted to announce that the results of the Spelthorne in Bloom 2021 competition are in and SPRA’s ‘Wildflower and Nature Meadow’ was awarded 2nd place in the ‘Best Environmental Planting Project’ category.

The SPRA Biodiversity Team planted flowers particularly beneficial to pollinators, ensuring a long flowering season right through from early spring to autumn. Larval food plants for butterfly and moth caterpillars were included, and long grasses left in place for grasshoppers, crickets, spiders and more. The meadow has a depth and a richness to it that goes beyond the floral blooms, and you can read more about our meadow here.

The Awards Ceremony took place at Notcutts Garden Centre on 11th October 2021.  Sharon Morris-Motasher and Eileen Webb attended on behalf of the SPRA Biodiversity Team and Cllr. Robin Sider presented the Spelthorne in Bloom prize certificate and £20 of Notcutts vouchers.

‘We’re delighted to receive this award and look forward to the meadow going from strength to strength, enhancing the park for visitors, engaging with the community and improving the ecosystem for our local biodiversity.’ said Janet Redij-Gill (Co-Team Leader) ‘I thoroughly enjoyed researching and designing the meadow and its thanks to the hard work of all of the Biodiversity Team and community volunteers that it’s worked so well’

We would like to thank our local community for their support and encouragement. To be awarded 2nd prize at our first time of entering the competition really lets us know we are on the right tracks to forge ahead.

Full details of all winners and runners up can be found on the council website here.

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