On Saturday, the old Blockbuster window was transformed again, this time into a Community Meadow ahead of the National in Bloom judging taking place tomorrow (Tuesday).
Helen Harvey, Economic Development Officer from SODC got a call from Councillor Kellie Hinton, Chair of Henley in Bloom Committee last week asking if she could perform her artistic magic again to transform the shop window for the judges’ tour, Kellie said, “We wanted to include Market Square on the judges’ tour for the first time and what a fantastic job Helen has done in such a short time. I think its going to be a great talking point on Tuesday.”
Helen not only painted a beautiful meadow of flowers on boards, she enlisted help from other areas of the community and her daughter Penelope to help create birds, butterflies and flowers to be added to the scene. Sarah Blundell of Lady Sew and Sew who also works at Bishopswood School enlisted some of the children from the school to make the material flowers which were added. You can see them being made at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27oURGE1W8I&feature=youtu.be&a
Helen said, “It was a really tight deadline but I am really pleased with the finished window and hope that it impresses the judges tomorrow.”