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ERPF project is Blooming Marvellous

Published Tuesday, 18 August 2015

An Enfield Residents Priority Fund (ERPF) project to brighten up the front of a local library has won an Enfield in Bloom Award.

Ponders End Library The project was the idea of two of the ‘Friends of Ponders End Library’, Pamela Shapland and Mary Smith. Last year they planted up eleven large planters on their own initiative which were not being used, and filled them with a variation of colourful flowers.

This year Pamela applied to the ERPF for funding to help enhance these planters, which are now in full bloom, and have won the Bronze Award for 'Public Building' from Enfield in Bloom.

Pamela Shapland, who applied to the fund, said "These planters were becoming litter bins, full of rubbish. They looked unsightly so we decided to do something about it.

"With the ERPF money we filled these boxes with lovely flowering plants. They now look absolutely wonderful. It is the icing on the cake to win an award for it as well!"

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Community Organisations and Culture, Cllr Yasemin Brett, said: "This project, for relatively little money, has cheered up the entire front of Ponders End Library, and made that part of the borough pleasant for people to sit in and use.

"I am delighted to hear that it has also won an Enfield in Bloom Award. It is wonderful to hear about local residents who want to do their bit to brighten up their ward, and this project certainly leads the way"

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