The Stanford Blooming Marvels are a small voluntary group from Stanford-le-hope, that were set up in 2014 to enhance the environment around them.
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Since they originally started in 2014 after a Christmas tree appeal, the community group have gone from strength to strength hanging flower baskets, creating flower beds and introducing new landscapes throughout the town. Working alongside our RePaint scheme Second Generation in Thurrock, the Stanford Blooming Marvels created a beautiful backdrop of poppies for the Remembrance Parade to disguise the closed, degraded building behind the monument which you can see from the pictures below. You can download a PDF copy of the story here.