In the summer some of our members joined folks from two of the other Methodist Churches in Newark on a litter pick. Our aim was to help Newark in Bloom achieve a gold standard instead of the more usual silver. We went out on a boiling hot Saturday and a slightly cooler Sunday and really enjoyed ourselves. One of us was asked if she was "on community service"! The results of Newark in Bloom were announced this week (middle of September - by which time the flowers are well past their best) and our efforts were not in vain as Newark got its gold!