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.

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. Β 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.
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