For the 8th consecutive year, Nantwich in Bloom were again awarded the Gold medal in the Northwest in Bloom 2018 competition.
This was a much deserved award for our volunteer team who had put in many hours of work, planting and tending the plants and especially the many hours spent watering the plants during our long hot Summer. Many thanks go also to ANSA for their valiant efforts in helping with the watering. This year the council have agreed to provide a bowser and driver to help the working parties which is much appreciated.
The New Year started with an invitation from the Mayor of Nantwich for representatives of Nantwich in Bloom to attend the Salt of the Earth awards at the Civic Hall. Mark Betteley our Treasurer was called upon to say a few words before the Salt of the Earth presentation to Doug Butterill for services to North West in Bloom over 40 years. There were many other worthy award winners from the Nantwich community who had just gone that extra mile for their dedicated cause .
The latest RHS magazine outlined the focus for the North West in Bloom 2019 competition where emphasis will be placed on environmental issues and community involvement. Bee and butterflies will be the Summer theme and bee and butterfly friendly plants are being sourced and we plan to involve the community in bringing the environmental issues to the forefront.
Coppicing at Coed Wen went ahead on a beautiful sunny day in February, members of the Round Table and in Bloom took part under the direction of Doug Butterill and the site was noticeably improved.
As our willing volunteers are often asked about the work they do when they are working around the town, it has been decided to provide our working parties with information boards to display around their working area giving the public information and points of contact, hopefully attracting new workforce.
We urgently need more volunteers – just for an hour or two at irregular intervals to join the team and keep our town displays colourful and interesting.
Its a friendly team – come and join us!