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Green up your street

St George in Bloom wish to encourage local residents in St George to come together to ‘Green up their streets’ with colourful floral displays and your street could receive £100 to help make it happen.

18320481_1294311387319004_7151914219674970921_oStreets that are colourful, tidy, and free from weeds and litter help to raise everyone’s spirits and show that we care for the area where we live.

St George in Bloom will award £100 to the first five streets from St. George who apply for the street category in the St. George in Bloom competition in 2017.

The rules are simple-

  • For the street entries a whole street or group of a minimum of five residents in a street can apply.
  • All street entries must be located within the ward boundaries for St George.
  • The floral displays must be visible to the public within the street.

To apply download an application form from the St George in Bloom website.

St George in BloomThe first five street category entries received this year will receive £100 from St. George in Bloom. (Please note:- The £100 award will not be given to each household from the same street. Receipts for plants etc must be submitted from the street to St. George in Bloom when the enhancement project is completed)

The street or group of residents will have their floral exhibits judged by the St George in Bloom judges some time during July and will be invited to attend the St George in Bloom awards ceremony in October (date to be announced.)

Other categories in this year’s St George in Bloom competition are:

    Large front garden;
    Small front garden;
    House frontage leading directly onto the pavement;
    House frontage only – hanging basket, window box or containers;
    Best Wildlife Friendly Garden;
    Best business or commercial premises including Best ‘Blooming’ Pub;
    Best forgotten Corner or community open space that was previously neglected;
    Best Children’s Display or School entry;
    Best Allotment Space (individual) Please state plot number.

The closing date for all entries is 5pm on Monday 24th July 2017.

For more information see www.stgeorgeinbloom.org.uk

St George in Bloom competition for 2017 is now launched!

St George in BloomThe St. George in Bloom competition for 2017 is now open for applications until the closing date of Monday 24th July 2017 at 5pm.

Please pass this information to your family, friends and colleagues.

This free competition is open to all residents, streets, businesses, schools, faith and community groups within the ward boundary of St George.

Our competition aims to encourage our local residents and communities to take a pride in St George, making it attractive with flowers, landscaping or an environmental project. It is organised by the St George in Bloom committee.

P1060546[2]This year we are keen to receive more applications from local streets, shops, pubs and businesses, local schools, children and young people.

The only rule is that all entries must be visible to the general public.

Displays should focus on making the house, street, school, pub or shop / commercial premises look more attractive.

To enter please download and complete an entry form from www.stgeorgeinbloom.org.uk and tick the relevant box in relation to the category you wish to enter.

Please also remember to add your contact details at the foot of the entry form. You can email the completed form to:-
victorianhouse@blueyonder.co.uk
or post to:-
St George in Bloom, 28 Kensington Road, St George, Bristol. BS5 7NB.

  • Entries should arrive no later than 5pm on Monday 24th July 2017.
  • Any entries received after the deadline, will not be entered into the competition.
  • All categories will be judged later in July 2017.
  • Judges will leave their calling cards after judging has taken place, and the judge’s decision will be final.

Judges will be looking for: Impact, variety and the use of a range of plants, colour combinations, originality and design, condition, care and sustainability.

Presentation of awards – Winners and runners up will be invited to an awards evening during October 2017. The date will be announced later.

Continuing ‘Grey to Green’ in 2017

St George in BloomSt George in Bloom is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from Tesco Bags of Help.

Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award with shoppers being invited to vote for who they think should take away the top grant. The more votes St George in Bloom receive, the more funding they will receive up to a maximum of £5,000 – so please give them your support if you visit Tescos in January.

Voting is open from 2nd to 28th January 2017. You will be able to vote for St George in Bloom at Tescos in Church Road, Redfield and on Bell Hill as well as stores in Kingswod and Staple Hill.

Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop (there is no need to buy a carrier bag).

15123383_1133413180075493_1383758861014726235_oThrough this project St George in Bloom hopes to improve St George with planting schemes in Church Road St George, and enhance the floral displays in St George Park that are maintained by volunteers, and also have hanging baskets in Church Road St George outside the shops during 2017.

They also wish to organise ‘street clean up days’ within the St George area in order to improve this area of the cityand to support the Mayor of Bristol’s cleaner streets campaign.

Grenville Johnson Chair of St George in Bloom said
‘I am delighted that we have been selected for the Tesco’s bags of help voting scheme. We are a small team of volunteers and local residents who want to make St George an even better and more colourful place in which to live and work during 2017. We hope that the public will vote for our projects, and support the work that our volunteers do within our area.’

15578788_1352520084814193_6827985661451277310_nTesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £24 million to more than 2,400 projects up and down the UK. Previous recipients include Friends of Dundridge Park who received funding for the path to their extended play area.

The play area was officially opened on the 17th December. Here you can see Kerry McCarthy MP, Cllr Asher Craig and Cllr Fabian Breckels testing the equipment.

Clean Streets Campaign

bristol-clean-streets-finalThe Bristol Clean Streets campaign was launched on Monday.

Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, is asking individuals, community groups, schools and businesses to take collective responsibility for keeping the streets clean and tidy, and encouraging everyone to reuse, repair and recycle more. The aim is to make Bristol measurably cleaner by 2020.

St George in Bloom were represented at the launch and will be helping to promote and take this initiative forward in our area. You can see their facebook post about the launch here.

residential_street-jpg__1140x0_q85_crop-scale_subsampling-2_upscaleThere were 3,700 metric tonnes of litter removed from the streets of Bristol last year – the image shows what that looks like in one pile.

The campaign will include some flagship projects such as Graffiti removal in St Pauls, Stokes Croft and the Bearpit. But they also promise operations in hotspot areas geographically spread around the city. It will run enforcement campaigns including dog fouling, fly tipping and fly posting operations. There are also plans to improve the cleansing service delivered by the Bristol Waste Companyto deliver a responsive waste and cleansing service across all public land.

Everyone in St George can do their bit by reporting fly-tipping via the Council’s website, once reported Bristol Waste usually clear it very quickly, use the link below:

Report fly-tipping on the Council’s website >>

You can also join the many residents who already do their bit by picking up litter in their local area – just picking up one piece of rubbish a day will make a difference if everybody did it. There is an article on the Bristol Waste website about Bristol’s Captain Tidy who leads the Street Scene group in the Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Neighbourhood Partnership.

If there is an area that you know of in St George where there is a persistant problem; a hotspot that is in need of a particular clean up or if you would like to organise a community clean-up event, then please contact us to let us know.

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St George in Bloom and St. George community groups scoop top RHS Britain in Bloom awards

Update Fri 14th October:
St George in Bloom won Silver in the Urban Category of 2016 Britain in Bloom Awards. The certificate was awarded at the national RHS Britain in Bloom award ceremony in Birmingham this evening.


At the awards ceremony held today on Thursday 6th October 2016 and hosted by RHS Britain in Bloom South West at Taunton Cricket ground, representatives from St. George in Bloom and community groups from St. George received the following awards.

St. George in Bloom received GOLD in the Pennant town / city category for the third consecutive year.

The following local community groups also received the following RHS ‘It’s your Neighbourhood’ awards:-

Bristol East Allotments group received OUTSTANDING

St Aidan’s Allotments in St. George received OUTSTANDING

Friends of Troopers Hill received OUTSTANDING

Kensington Road Residents Association received OUTSTANDING

Friends of Kingsway Youth “Hope for the future” received THRIVING

In addition, Air Balloon Hill Primary School in St. George received the Clem Preece Memorial cup for an outstanding effort by a school in promoting South West in Bloom and Friends of Troopers Hill received The Sutton seeds cup for an outstanding area of nature conservation.

Grenville Johnson Chair of St. George in Bloom said:-

‘My congratulations to everyone – It was an honour and privilege for myself and representatives from St. George in Bloom to attend the awards ceremony today, and receive all these wonderful awards on behalf of our community groups in St George.

I would like to sincerely thank everyone for their enthusiasm, hard work and commitment, and for making our area of the City of Bristol a greener, healthier, and happier place in which to live and work.

I also wish to sincerely thank the local City Councillors and the council officers for all their kind support, advice, and commitment.

It has been a wonderful team effort, and a marvellous opportunity to showcase the St George area of the City of Bristol.’

On Friday 14th October representatives from St. George in Bloom will attend the RHS Britain in Bloom awards ceremony in Birmingham to receive the result of St George in Bloom’s selection as a 2016 national RHS Britain in Bloom Finalist.

Air Balloon Hill Primary School pupils planting trees on Troopers Hill Field in Feburary 2016

Air Balloon Hill Primary School pupils planting trees on Troopers Hill Field in Feburary 2016

Money Granted to Local Projects – Wednesday 22nd June 2016

Here is an extract of the minutes of the St George Neighbourhood Partnership meeting of 22nd June, 2016.  Here is what was written about the Wellbeing grants that were awarded at that meeting:

1. That £500 be awarded to Cossham Road to fund hanging baskets / brackets / planters / compost / plants to enhance the whole road and to encourage all residents to participate, especially isolated and vulnerable residents.

Condition(s): Encourage other streets to follow and, if they are using social media, to publicise what they are doing and the support they are receiving from this NP.

2. That £1716 be awarded to Friends of Kingsway Youth to fund improvements to the youth group’s allotment site.

Condition(s): The amount awarded is to include the cost of securing public liability insurance but it is expected that all options will be explored to secure the most advantageous cost of this cover.  The health and safety policy must be supplied before the grant is released, plus an example of the publicity that will be used to attract volunteers to the project.

3. That £310 be awarded to Friends of Troopers Hill to fund an opening event for the new play area on Troopers Hill Field to publicise what the NP can do to help community groups to achieve their aims and explain how this project succeeded.

Condition(s): None.

4. That £1327.99  be awarded to The Hive Avon Ltd – £1327.99 to fund a laptop, projector, and iPads to extend the range of communication options for the people with learning disabilities who are supported by the Hive.

Condition(s): It is recommended that the Hive check the compatibility of the iPads with the other items of equipment prior to purchase.

5. That £487 be awarded to Summerhill Methodist Church to fund installing cycle stands for members of the public making use of the church facilities.

Condition(s): None.

6. That £2,000 be awarded to The Haven for funding towards the services of a co-ordinator to work for 2 days a week for a year to build and furnish a roundhouse and to work with a partner organisation to improve the accessibility of the Haven’s services.

Condition(s): The grant is subject to production of public liability cover and the granting of the other funds applied for.

7. That £2,120 be awarded to Crofts End church to fund a community defibrillator facility.

Condition(s): None.

It was noted that no award was recommended currently in respect of the application from Meadow Vale Community Association to fund refurbishment of the community centre.  The Wellbeing sub-group would liaise with the applicant to provide appropriate guidance and coaching in the expectation that a revised application could be submitted.

The full minutes of the meeting can be seen here.

Celebrating St George

Lots to celebrate in St George this coming week.

CkRAAcbXAAAH5qg.jpg largeThe big event is of course Redfest on Saturday which brings many, many people to our wonderful park. This year is promising to be bigger and better than ever with a new layout – but it is still FREE to enter thanks to all the efforts of the volunteers who help run it and the donations/sponsorship they receive. St George NP has given a wellbeing grant towards the cost of the main stage. You can make your own donation via their website or on the day. As usual there will be lots of food stalls and a bar, some of the takings also go to support the festival.

in bloom finalist logoBefore Redfest there is another cause for celebration with a special flag raising ceremony to celebrate St George in Bloom‘s selection as an RHS national finalist in the RHS Britain in Bloom competition 2016. The ceremony will be held just inside the main entrance of St George Park on the evening of Thursday 4th August commencing at 7pm. The flag will be raised on our new flag pole by Jeff Lovell, Lord Mayor of Bristol – everyone is invited.

Billboards site 2nd August 2016[2]The next day the RHS judges will take their judging tour of St. George which is a chance to highlight some of our wonderful green spaces and the hard work that many volunteers do to look after them. One of the highlights will be the transformed ‘Billboard site’ on Church Road where volunteers including St George Councillor Asher Craig gave the site a final tidy up earlier this week.

displayThe tour concludes at the Bristol East Allotments Pavilion on Nicholas Lane where the judges will have lunch and be able to view a small exhibition celebrating some of the achievements that have improved the environment in St George over the past few years.

Forum posterPart of this exhibition will also be on show at the St George Neighbourhood Forum on Tuesday 9th August, 7pm at Summerhill Methodist Church where you can find lots more information about what is happening in St George, including the work that is happening now or about to start to improve St George parks. There will also be a chance to ask questions and give your views on the Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Plan to Sue Mountstevens, Police & Crime Commissioner.

St George in Bloom raises the flag

Our special St George in Bloom flag raising ceremony to be held on Thursday August 4th 2016 at 7pm at St George Park.
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We have arranged a special flag raising ceremony to celebrate our selection as an RHS national finalist in the RHS Britain in Bloom competition 2016.

This will be held just inside the main entrance of St George Park where the new flag pole has recently been erected (at the junction of Chalks Road and the A420) on the evening of Thursday 4th August commencing at 7pm.

Our guest of honour is the Lord Mayor of Bristol.

We cordially invite you, your family and friends, local residents, and members of local community groups to join us at this special event.

Please forward this invitation to your colleagues, friends, and family and invite them to attend and celebrate as well.

The RHS judges will take their judging tour of St. George on Friday 5th August.

Volunteers, local residents, community groups and St George in Bloom have worked extremely hard to promote and enhance the St. George area of the city.

I would like to take this opportunity to send them all my very best wishes for the RHS judging day this Friday 5th August, and sincerely thank them for all their hard work.

This has been a wonderful team effort.

Our flag raising ceremony will help to celebrate all the wonderful work that is being done within St. George to promote and develop community participation, horticultural excellence and environmental responsibility.

With kind regards,

Grenville Johnson
Chair of St. George in Bloom

www.stgeorgeinbloom.org.uk

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St George in Bloom is Blooming Ready for Royal Horticultural Society UK Finals Judging

A press release from St George in Bloom.

RHS Britain in Bloom judging tour takes place on FRIDAY 5TH AUGUST 2016 FOR THE JUDGE’S VISIT TO ST GEORGE IN BLOOM.

 Green fingered volunteers from St George in Bloom have been busy putting the finishing touches to their Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom campaign ahead of the arrival of RHS judges on Friday 5th August 2016.

Last summer 72 locations were selected to represent their region/nation in this year’s Britain in Bloom finals, each hoping to score top marks and be announced category winner at an awards ceremony in Birmingham on 14 October.

St George in Bloom is in the Urban category for Bristol and the South West Region, alongside other national finalists.

When assessing St George in Bloom judges will take into consideration three key criteria: horticultural achievement, community participation and environmental responsibility, demonstrated across public spaces such as town or city centres, parks and communal gardens, as well as natural spaces including conservation areas and wildflower meadows. Each entry’s final score also takes into account a whole range of complementary factors, from the condition of street furniture to the engagement of young people in Bloom activities.

UK-wide Britain in Bloom groups transform an estimated 3,459 acres, equivalent to 9.9 Hyde Parks or 1,965 football pitches into green havens for all. Bloom volunteers have transformed derelict land into community gardens, greened grey spaces, brightened up streets with floral displays, cleared litter, grown fresh produce, and so much more. As part of their commitment to creating green spaces in their communities Britain in Bloom groups, including the 72 finalists, have planted more than 10 million plants, trees and bulbs over the past year.

Roger Burnett, Chair of the RHS Britain in Bloom judging panel, said: ‘Britain in Bloom is a real movement for good that is transforming neighbourhoods, creating communities and bringing the many health and wellbeing benefits of gardening to increasing numbers of people from every walk of life.

“The RHS Britain in Bloom finals are an opportunity to celebrate the tens of thousands of often unheralded volunteers who readily give up their time to improve their local environment. My fellow judges and I are immensely proud to be able to see the fruits of their labour and celebrate the work they do.”

Grenville Johnson Chair of St George in Bloom said: ‘Our local volunteers, community groups, local City Councillors and Officers from Bristol Council have worked incredibly hard to showcase all the wonderful work that has been achieved in the St George area of the City of Bristol, and we are looking forward to meeting the RHS judges when they visit St George on Friday August 5th.

It is a huge honour for St George in Bloom to represent our area and the City of Bristol as a national RHS Britain in Bloom finalist this year.’

Andrea Van Sittart, RHS Head of Regional Development, said: ”RHS Britain in Bloom puts communities front and centre as we recognise the amazing work they have done, often under incredibly difficult circumstances.

“This year we will be presenting a new award that will recognise the efforts Bloom groups have made to make their communities greener and more beautiful places, often while facing adversity – from flooding to extreme heat and vandalism. Although the character, selflessness and resolve of Bloom Groups are well known, this new award will shine a light on the often uncelebrated work communities do to make the UK a greener, healthier place to live.”

“The finalists should be immensely proud of all they’ve achieved to get this far, and I wish them the very best of luck!’

For information on how to take part visit: www.rhs.org.uk/communities/campaigns/britain-in-bloom

– Ends –

For more information please contact Garfield Myrie in the RHS press office on 020 7821 3060 or garfieldmyrie@rhs.org.uk

 Press Contact Details:- Grenville Johnson – Chair of St George in Bloom.

Telephone: 01179496788

Email: victorianhouse@blueyonder.co.uk

Website: www.stgeorgeinbloom.org.uk

Notes to Editors:

Britain in Bloom with the RHS

  • The UK’s biggest community gardening campaign involves up to 300,000 passionate local volunteers who work year-round to keep our neighbourhoods and streets green, clean and thriving.
  • Bloom was started by the British Tourist Authority as a way to attract visitors to the UK through floral displays. In 2001, the RHS took over as organisers and have developed the campaign to include greater focus on community participation and environmental responsibility.
  • In 2006, the RHS launched a new grass roots level for Bloom – It’s Your Neighbourhood (IYN) – aimed at small volunteer groups (such as youth groups, ‘Friends of’ groups, etc.) which has grown from 342 to nearly 2,300 groups.
  • Since 1964, Bloom has evolved from what many saw as a rural hanging basket competition to a major socio-environmental campaign that is improving villages, towns and cities across the UK. In 2014 Britain in Bloom celebrated its 50th anniversary as Britain’s favourite gardening campaign.

 

About the RHS

The Royal Horticultural Society was founded in 1804 by Sir Joseph Banks and John Wedgwood to inspire passion and excellence in the science, art and practice of horticulture. Our vision is to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener, healthier, happier and more beautiful place. We believe everyone in every village, town and city should benefit from growing plants to enhance lives, build stronger, healthier, happier communities and create better places to live.

We held our first flower shows in 1820, were granted a Royal Charter in 1861 and acquired RHS Garden Wisley, our flagship garden, in 1903. From our first meetings in a small room off London’s Piccadilly, we have grown to become the world’s largest gardening charity. At our gardens and shows and through our scientific research, publications, libraries and our education and community programmes we inspire a passion for gardening and growing plants, promote the value of gardens, demonstrate how gardening is good for us and explain the vital roles that plants undertake.

The RHS is committed to bring the joy of gardening to millions more people, inspire the next generation of gardeners and invest in the future to safeguard a £10.4 billion industry employing more than 300,000 people. We are entirely funded by our members, visitors and supporters. RHS membership is for anyone with an interest in gardening. Support the RHS and help us secure a healthy future for gardening. For more information call: 020 3176 5820, or visit www.rhs.org.uk/join

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The 2016 RHS Britain in Bloom National Judging Panel

 

Category Judges
Champion of Champions Sue Wood & David Jamieson
City Rae Beckwith & Kate Dagnall
Coastal Over 12,000 Ian Beaney & Richard Budge
Coastal up to 12,000 Kim Parish & Keith Jackson
Large City Nigel Bishop & Brendan Mowforth
Large Town Jim Goodwin & Mel Henley
Large Village Darren Share & James Cordingley
Small City Nigel Bishop & Brendan Mowforth
Small Town Andrew Jackson & Geraldine King
Town Jon Wheatley & Bill Ronald
Village Roger Burnett & Teresa Potter
Urban Community Martyn Hird & Glenn Dale

 

2016 judging schedule:

 

Entry Name Category Region / Nation Judging date
Lytham Champion of Champion (Coastal up to 12k) North West 29-Jul
St Pierre du Bois Champion of Champion (Coastal up to 12k) Guernsey 05-Aug
Birmingham Champion of Champion (Large City) Heart of England 04-Aug
Durham Champion of Champion (Large Town) Northumbria 02-Aug
Ahoghill Champion of Champion (Small Town) Ulster 03-Aug
Cleethorpes Champion of Champion Coastal over 12k) East Midlands 01-Aug
Aberdeen City Scotland 05-Aug
London Borough of Havering City London 02-Aug
London Borough of Tower Hamlets City London 03-Aug
Oldham City North West 04-Aug
Bournemouth Coastal over 12k South & South East 02-Aug
Deal Coastal over 12k South & South East 03-Aug
Exmouth Coastal over 12k South West 01-Aug
Great Yarmouth Coastal over 12k Anglia 04-Aug
Southport Coastal over 12k North West 05-Aug
St Peter Port Coastal over 12k Guernsey 06-Aug
Bute Coastal up to 12k Scotland 11-Aug
Filey Coastal up to 12k Yorkshire 03-Aug
Mablethorpe Coastal up to 12k East Midlands 02-Aug
Newcastle Coastal up to 12k Ulster 12-Aug
Silloth-on-Solway Coastal up to 12k Cumbria 04-Aug
St Brelade Coastal up to 12k Jersey 01-Aug
Tenby Coastal up to 12k Wales 05-Aug
Belfast City Large City Ulster 10-Aug
London Borough of Ealing Large City London 02-Aug
Wigan Large City North West 08-Aug
Coleraine Large Town Ulster 11-Aug
Colwyn Bay Large Town Wales 09-Aug
Congleton Large Town North West 08-Aug
Farnham Large Town South & South East 02-Aug
Kendal Large Town Cumbria 10-Aug
Market Harborough Large Town East Midlands 05-Aug
Perth Large Town Scotland 12-Aug
Portishead Large Town South West 04-Aug
Ryde Large Town South & South East 03-Aug
Wisbech Large Town Anglia 01-Aug
Barwick in Elmet Large Village Yorkshire 03-Aug
Beer Large Village South West 01-Aug
Dalston Large Village Cumbria 08-Aug
Dufftown Large Village Scotland 05-Aug
Hillsborough Large Village Ulster 04-Aug
Upton on Severn Large Village Heart of England 02-Aug
Canterbury City Small City South & South East 03-Aug
Colchester Small City Anglia 09-Aug
Derry City Small City Ulster 11-Aug
Exeter Small City South West 01-Aug
Harrogate Small City Yorkshire 15-Aug
Loughborough Small City East Midlands 05-Aug
Rugby Small City Heart of England 04-Aug
Corbridge Small Town Northumbria 04-Aug
Freckleton Small Town North West 03-Aug
Studley Small Town Heart of England 02-Aug
Whitehead Small Town Ulster 05-Aug
Amersham Town Thames & Chilterns 02-Aug
City of London Town London 03-Aug
Haddington Town Scotland 05-Aug
Immingham Town East Midlands 04-Aug
Midsomer Norton Town South West 09-Aug
St Martin Town Guernsey 08-Aug
St Saviour Town Jersey 01-Aug
Evington Urban Community East Midlands 10-Aug
Gogarth (Llandudno) Urban Community Wales 12-Aug
Kippax Urban Community Yorkshire 11-Aug
Mancroft, The Lanes Urban Community Anglia 09-Aug
St George Urban Community South West 05-Aug
Walthamstow Village Urban Community London 08-Aug
Bellingham Village Northumbria 05-Aug
Castlecaulfield Village Ulster 08-Aug
Elswick Village North West 04-Aug
Fordham Village Anglia 02-Aug
Mathern with Pwllmeyric & Mounton Village Wales 01-Aug
Middleton by Wirksworth Village East Midlands 03-Aug

 

 

 

 

 

Brighten up St George

A message from Grenville Johnson, Chair of St George in Bloom.

Calling all shops, residents, streets and communities in St George to brighten up our area of the city!

St George in Bloom invites businesses, community groups and residents in the area to brighten up their gardens and help keep the local streets clean and tidy.

Categories in our St George in Bloom 2016 competition include:
• Large front garden
• Small front garden
• House frontage only – hanging basket, window box or containers
• Best Wildlife Friendly Garden
• Best business and commercial premises
• Best forgotten Corner or community open space that was previously neglected.
• Best ‘Blooming’ Pub
• Best Allotment Space

Displays are also being encouraged to attract pollinating insects as part of Get St George Buzzing 2016 in collaboration with Bristol University’s Urban Pollinators project.

Entry is FREE, and entry forms for our friendly competition can be downloaded from the St George in Bloom website at:www.stgeorgeinbloom.org.uk

Details of how the completed forms can be returned are also included on our website.

THE NEWLY EXTENDED CLOSING DATE FOR ALL ENTRIES IS:
SUNDAY 31ST  JULY 2016 AT 5PM.

If you require more information please contact Grenville Johnson
Chair of St George in Bloom by phone on: 01179496788 or by email at: victorianhouse@blueyonder.co.uk

Please help to make St George look really colourful and spectacular this year.

This year St George in Bloom was selected to take part in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals 2016.
We will represent Bristol and the South West region in the Urban category.

We hope you will enter our competition, and the results will be announced at our special awards ceremony.
The date and venue of the ceremony will be announced later in the year.

With thanks for your kind support, and we look forward to receiving your application.

Grenville Johnson
Chair of St George in Bloom
Website: www.stgeorgeinbloom.org.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/stgeorgeinbloom

Editor: We hope you like this photo of the St Aidan’s Brownies at the start of their gardening project – they are looking forward to their entry being assessed again this year.

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