Bradley Stoke in Bloom
RHS Britain in Bloom is one of Europe's largest horticultural campaigns. More than 1,100 cities, towns and villages participate each year to show off their achievements in environmental responsibility, community participation and horticultural achievement. The RHS Britain in Bloom campaign is a year-round initiative, which sees communities the length and breadth of the UK working to improve their local environments. Communities of all sizes take part, from small villages to large cities. Some groups are entirely voluntarily run and some work in partnership with their local council. For further information about the campaign, please visit the RHS Britain in Bloom website.
Bradley Stoke Town Council initially held a series of meetings with the aim of involving local groups, organisations, residents and businesses in creating a Britain in Bloom entry for the town Following the successful meetings which were well attended by an enthusiastic group of residents and representatives from local organisations and groups, a Steering Group was formed.
The Steering Group has now taken over the running of the project.
For more information, please visit the following website: www.bradleystokeinbloom.com
It's Your Neighbourhood
The Royal Horticultural Society's It's Your Neighbourhood campaign is part of the wider Britain in Bloom initiative, providing an opportunity for smaller community groups to get involved.
RHS It's Your Neighbourhood is a unique scheme for volunteered led community gardening projects/groups who are focused on improving their local environment through community gardening. They can be working in their local street, estate where they live, a back alley they share with their neighbours, or the local community centre's outdoor space. Almost any outdoor site being looked after by the local community qualifies for this scheme. RHS It's Your Neighbourhood is an inclusive, non-competitive scheme, a group can be made up of any number of community volunteers.
This year, Bradley Stoke in Bloom are very pleased to announce they have been awarded a Level 5 Outstanding Award in the It's Your Neighbourhood category