The Latest News

May 2024

A small team of volunteers attended a work party in the Town Square, armed with compost and trays of new plants, to prepare our planters for the summer.  A new planter, to replace one which had seen better days, was installed under the information board.

April 2024

Our friends at IOW Green Gym kindly donated a load of spring bulbs to VEF and, what’s more, offered to return to Flowersbrook today to plant them!   The photo shows the plants in pots prior to planting.  Many were planted in the small flowerbed alongside the pond.  Hopefully they’ll brighten up the area for many years to come.

March 2024

What a fabulous morning at Flowersbrook for the annual Easter Duck  Race!  The weather couldn’t have been better and there was an excellent turnout.  Many thanks to everybody who came along – we hope you all enjoyed the event as much as we did.

The usual twelve races of thirty ducks was followed by losers’ and winners’ races, as usual.  The fast flow of streamwater resulted in few ducks becoming trapped but all the races were over far too soon!  The overall winner was 106 and the loser 270. 

Crave Ice Cream shop kindly donated two vouchers for the winning and losing ducks – and have even created a new “duck race flavour” ice cream for today!  

The beautiful Vintage Scoops ice cream van joined us and generously donated a cut of their takings too.  

Please be assured that VEF will spend your donations wisely.