Anstruther and Cellardyke in Bloom

Representatives from the groups which keep Anster and Cellardyke beautiful with flowers met last week to discuss their plan for the coming year. These groups include Anstruther Allotments, the AIA, the Cellardyke Resident’s Association, the Community Council, the East Neuk Centre, the Scottish Fisheries Museum, the Town Centre Working Group and Waid Academy.
Together they work hard on planting and maintaining the floral displays at the three town entrances, the tubs and boats around the town, beds in Anster and at the War Memorial and Shore at Cellardyke and three tiered tubs down Anster Shore. It is a massive job and can involve voluntary work every day. Fife Council plant the beds at Milton Crescent, the Chalmers Garden, Celllardyke Harbour and High Street East and the Bankie Park Group plant wild flowers there. It is a massive task. Financially, help is given through Council Grants – this year approximately £2000 – and fundraising from the groups themselves, the Community Kist and Coffee Mornings in Cellardyke.
Last year the group received praise for their involvement in the theme Food and Drink with a herb boat and a free food path. Money was also saved by raising plants from seed and keeping corms from last year. The Group will need support in the form of help with planting, maintaining, storing and financial  so, if you feel you can help contact the Community Council.
We are entering Beautiful Fife again this year so help would be welcomed.
Elizabeth Gordon, Member of Anstruther and Cellardyke in Bloom.