Photographic Competition winners announced!

The Friends of Paxton Pits are delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural Paxton Pits Photographic Competition. The winners were all presented with their prizes and certificates at a ceremony held at the Visitor Centre on the 16th March. 

Gold Crest by Jaqueline Hill
Member of the Friends of Paxton Pits and St Neots U3A Photography Group
Best Overall Picture – Winner (One year’s membership of the St Neots & District Camera Club)
Best Picture by a Member of the Friends of Paxton Pits – Winner (£25 gift voucher)
Best Bird Picture – Winner (£25 gift voucher)

The overall winner was Jaqueline Hill for her picture of a Goldcrest, and she wins a year’s membership to the St Neots & District Camera Club.

All the winning photos can be seen on the website, and will be on show at an exhibition called Paxton Pits In Focus at St Neots Museum from 1st May – 8th June.

Thank you to everyone who entered the competition with such high quality images of our beautiful reserve – and to everyone who provided a prize. The Friends would also like to thank Peter Hagger for all of his help in running the competition.

May Day plant sale a huge success!

The first bank holiday weekend in May saw the Friends of Paxton Pits host a plant sale in partnership with the St Neots & District Gardening Club at the visitor centre. Over 1,000 people came through the Centre over the weekend, with many of the visitors never having been in before. A wide range of locally-grown plants were on sale, provided by members of the Gardening Club, and 95% of the stock was sold raising a significant sum for both organisations. A great selection of donated gardening books were also on sale.

Thank you to everyone who came along. We hope those plants are growing happily in your own gardens.