Horsforth in Bloom
Horsforth in Bloom working group meets on the first Saturday of each in month in Horsforth Museum. Each Wednesday at 13:30 volunteers meet at either one or different sites across town for a couple of hours work. Members are advised by text message the day before.
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Jubilee Clock Horsforth
Origins of Horsforth in Bloom
The decision to enter our town in Yorkshire in Bloom was made by the Environment Committee of the Horsforth Town Council to motivate the involvement of community groups, businesses, educational establishments and public spirited individuals in improving the environment and general ambience of the town.
The Town Council itself has played a major role in this effort, by paying for hanging baskets to be installed on lamp-posts in our shopping areas, by awarding prizes to pubs and restaurants for those mounting the best floral displays, by installing extra litters bins and arranging for extra cleaning in critical areas
It was the late David Read, and Douglas Holmes, both Horsfordians who, at the beginning of the Millenium started the initial process of getting Horsforth in Bloom started. David Read in particular, has been a major stalwart within the Bloom group, as well as very active member within the Friends of Horsforth Hall Park. Dawn Collins is the Chairman, an engineer and business woman, City Councillor and Chairman of the Gala Committee: Hilary Taylor, the Secretary, co-opted from ‘Horsforth Churches Together’. Alan Gray can be seen in wind and rain all over Horsforth and has been, along with others, responsible for planting, in the region of 50,000 bulbs on the verges and roadsides of the town. Gerry and Evelyn Ingham (now past members), from Central Methodists Church, soon to fully retire to Filey, had made wonderful efforts to maintain the beautiful gardens at the Church. In
What is “In Bloom”?
Britain in Bloom is the largest horticultural campaign in Europe and each year it grows in size and importance and involves people, groups and organisations creating lasting improvements to local environments.
Villages through to cities in the region are judged in Spring and Summer. The special categories which include public, private and charitable establishments, business premises, visitor attractions, caravan and camping sites, youth environmental projects and further education establishments.
Yorkshire in Bloom is a voluntary regional organisation that administers the Britain in Bloom Campaign in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
Horsforth in Bloom is a much smaller group of volunteers all from Horsforth. The team enters Horsforth into the Yorkshire in Bloom competition and strives to show off all of our good points and find ways to improve on our bad. Not all the competition is about flowers; lots of points can be earned in other areas too.
There is also a Leeds in Bloom group who enter the city into Britain in Bloom and promote local competitions between individuals, business and volunteer groups.