THIS year is the 50th anniversary of
the launch of the Royal Horticultural Society's Britain in Bloom
Nantwich in Bloom
has been proud and pleased to bring about success for the town
on many occasions over the years.
But we could not have
done it without a lot of support and help from the members of
Nantwich in Bloom, ANSA
(one of the companies in Cheshire
East Council services; they do all the planting, grass cutting,
etc), the town's shops and businesses, and
individuals who have done their bit - well, no, a lot - towards
Last year, Nantwich was
awarded gold medal status by the judges from the North West in
Bloom (a division of RHS).
We also won the
prestigious North West Biodiversity
award for our work on the riverside
community orchard on land behind Shrewbridge
Road) and at Coed Wen, an open area of grassland where Nantwich in
Bloom and pupils from local primary schools have planted plants
We will not be resting on our laurels. With your help we hope we can repeat the
success this year.
The judges are looking
for more than quality blooms in hanging baskets and planters. They are
also looking to see if the town is clean, has a lack of weeds
and litter, and whether Nantwich in Bloom is committed to
looking after the environment.
I think our past successes
mean that we have shown we are. Undoubtedly.
Please help by
keeping a look out for litter which you can dispose off in
the nearest litter bin or in your wheelie bin at home. Members
of the Nantwich Litter Group will be hard at work in the run
up to the judges' visit, but they
cannot be everywhere.
And if you can
create a display of plants so much the better. Our thanks to you
in anticipation of your efforts.
l THE North West in Bloom judges
will be in Nantwich on Thursday, July 17, taking a general
look at the town. And Margaret Thrower will visit the town
on Thursday, July 24, to judge the shops and business
If you would
like to contact Nantwich in Bloom call either myself or the
Secretary, Sue Hughes.