South East in Bloom visits Chichester and Selsey

Manhood Wildlife Group volunteers Mike Cope and Joe Savill take notes at the newly planted wildflower meadow outside the Selsey Centre.
Manhood Wildlife Group volunteers Mike Cope and Joe Savill take notes at the newly planted wildflower meadow outside the Selsey Centre.

FINGERS will be crossed for good luck after Chichester and Selsey both entered in for the South East in Bloom competition.

Gardens and other green areas in Selsey were judged last week for the competition.

It is the first time Selsey has entered as a small town.

In previous years areas of Selsey, such as Manor Green Park, have entered individually and won awards.

Chichester was judged on its main entry – Chichester in Bloom – and also separately for the city centre.

Green spaces entered are Oaklands Park, Bishop’s Palace Garden, Jubilee Park and Brandy Hole Copse.

A number of neighbourhoods are also taking part in the competition.