Beverley Town Council, Beverley in Bloom and town volunteers are busy planning for the summer planting and associated horticultural, environmental and community projects within the town which will contribute to the RHS Britain in Bloom campaign 2018.
This is the first time that our beautiful town of Beverley has been a finalist in the RHS Britain in Bloom campaign, which is managed by the Royal Horticultural Society and entry is by invitation only.
Last year Beverley won the best town in Yorkshire and attained a gold award. The campaign is not just about planting; the judges look at the full town story and community, which keeps all aspects of our town alive and looking bright, beautiful and vibrant.
Beverley is honoured to be one of the nine towns along with Ballymena, Bury St Edmunds, Colwyn Bay, Congleton, Oswestry, Penrith, Perth and Royal Tunbridge Wells in the Large Town judging category.
Many other Beverley organisations, schools and colleges are working collaboratively in conjunction with Beverley Town Council and the Bloom group, such as East Riding of Yorkshire Council, ER College, SSAFA Flower Festival, Bishop Burton College, local schools and local charities.
So many projects are being operated and managed to brighten the town and keep it clean, beautiful and a great place to live, work and visit. We must thank all involved to date, including sponsors, litter pickers, planters, and the community.
Town Clerk, Helen Watson said;
“It is a great honour for Beverley to be selected to represent Yorkshire in the national finals of RHS Britain in Bloom, but we need more help from our community.”
“We are appealing for residents to get involved with litter picking, planting, staining seats, painting railings, painting WW1 inspired murals, weeding and we are especially appealing for some joiners and painters to help us save the model Syntan barge on the Beckside.”
“We are also making decorative poppies as part of the WW1 commemoration theme from recycled plastic bottles and also knitted poppies, we plan to have these poppies displayed in an installation in Hengate Memorial Gardens, they are simple to make and look effective.”
“We must remember that Britain in Bloom is not just about planting; it’s about growing our community and showing Beverley at its best!”
A new incentive of Brighter Beverley tidy days is being organised by Beverley Town Council, which is to be led by Deputy Mayor, Councillor Duncan Jack, who said;
“We are urging people to come forward and join our happy band of volunteers. It will be great if the community comes together to brighten up the whole town with Britain in Bloom incentives to focus on this year.”
“Please email or ring into the Town Council office to let us know what you can do to help us. We will set up a database of volunteers to help with all aspects of work, so there is something for everyone.”
“Our first Brighter Beverley tidy day takes place on Tuesday 12th June 10am – 12 noon meeting in Railway Square. The second date is set as Tuesday 26th June with the same time and meeting place. We look forward to welcoming you.”
To enlist your help please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01482 874096 and leave a message, Beverley Town Council officers will respond to your communications and keep you informed of Brighter Beverley activities.