All change this year for Storrington in Bloom
Spring is upon us and the 2019 In Bloom campaign is underway! This year we have decided to take a break from the regional competition run by South & South East in Bloom. Since our first entry back in 2012 our fabulous volunteers have worked tirelessly and achieved a few more points each year, but although it is an amazing achievement, not getting gold is somewhat disheartening. We need a break from the pressure of the competition and trying to persuade all of the relevant parties around us to play their part and instead want to enjoy what we do for our wonderful village….
Fear not folks of Storrington, we are still here and will still be committed to organising the wonderful displays that you all see throughout the village, alongside the planters which are planted and looked after by Storrington Greenfingers. We will continue this in 2019 with the same care and passion but without the pressure of trying to go for Gold.
On Sunday April 7th a group of willing volunteers spent 2 hours litter picking and weeding in Storrington town centre as part of the Keep Britain Tidy Clean Up Our Streets Campaign. We will no doubt arrange a summer clean up event and be asking shop keepers to keep the areas outside the front of their stores weed free and tidy. Additionally we have introduced a monthly work party, meeting on the third Wednesday of the month at 2.30pm. If you would like to join us please do. We will be meeting at the area in the Waitrose car park outside Mr Chips. Bring any tools you think might be useful.
Entries are now invited for our residential competitions which will be judged during July and August. So all of you blooming gardeners please do enter (and don’t forget you can also nominate the front garden of one of your neighbours). Our children’s competition this year is open to entries from individuals or groups. We would like a collage of “What Storrington means to me”. This competition will be judged in June and the winners will be announced at Storrington Village Day. Entry forms for the children’s competition and residential categories are available above or from The Card Centre or the Library. We hope, as always, that the local businesses will continue with their beautiful floral and window displays.
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