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Blooming marvellous! Local care home crowned Stansted in Bloom champion

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A local care home has been named the winner of Stansted in Bloom 2022.

Care UK’s Mountfitchet House, on Coltsfield, was thrilled to be named overall champions of the Stansted flower competition and winners in the ‘Judges Choice’ category too – securing the home its fourth and fifth wins in the competition to date.  

The garden is a result of the home’s green-fingered Maintenance Manager, Peter Birsan, who, with the help of residents, regularly visits the local garden centre to choose new plants and flowers. 

Peter said: “Looking after the garden is my passion, and a fantastic part of my job regardless of the season. I always speak to residents about what they’d like the garden to look like, they help me a lot with tips and ideas, as well as supporting with seeding and planting.

“It is incredibly fulfilling when residents praise my work in the garden, and I can see the happiness on their faces when they walk through the garden admiring the flowers. It makes me feel so proud of myself and makes me want to do an even better job for them!”

Joanna Duke, Home Manager at Mountfitchet House, said: “We are thrilled to be crowned overall winners in this year’s Stansted in Bloom competition and for Peter’s hard work and dedication to be recognised in the Judge’s Choice category.  

“Peter works tremendously hard to ensure our outdoor spaces continue to look impressive, and that the garden is a calming space for residents to enjoy. I’d like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to Peter for everything he does. He is an integral part of our Mountfitchet House family, and his work is greatly appreciated by us all.”

Designed to enable residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has its very own cinema, bar and hairdressers, and there is plenty of space both indoors and out for relaxation and recreation.

For more information on Mountfitchet House, please call Customer Relations Manager, Jade Rackham, on 01279 883849, or email

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Coltsfield, Stansted, Essex, CM24 8LH

Mountfitchet House

CQC Rating: Outstanding
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Day club

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