Loughborough was looking blooming marvelous when the Judges arrived last week on July 13. The sun shone and our volunteers turned out in force to support the efforts. Chris Beale, Bloom judge said: “It’s been an enjoyable visit and we’ve met a lot of nice enthusiastic and committed people. “We’re looking for consistency in horticultural … More Blooming success on Judging day
Loughborough in Bloom is gearing up to take part in a regional horticultural competition on July 13. East Midlands in Bloom invites groups to demonstrate their pride and environmental responsibility for their local area. Last year Loughborough won Gold for a sixth year in a row. Matt Bradford, Head of Cleansing and Open Spaces said: … More Loughborough’s looking blooming lovely for competition judging day
June Bush and Gill Brown from the Thorpe Acre Residents’ Association, along with Graham Knight from the Thorpe Acre Scout Group have been presented with a £500 cheque from the Co-Op Community Fund. The money will be used on materials for a fourth raised flower planter on the corner of Kenilworth Avenue and Knightthorpe Road … More Bloom group gets a boost from the Co-op
The winners for Loughborough in Bloom’s Best Spring Floral Displays competition have been announced – and it has been commented that this year’s entry standard was “higher than ever”. Over the past few weeks, residents from all over Loughborough have been entering the competition, organised by Loughborough in Bloom Community Participation Group chair, Mike Jones … More Best Spring Floral Display winners!
In March the borough council and their contractor, Idverde helped the Sidings Park Area Residents Association (SPARA) create their very own orchard within the park. Local families joined forces with SPARA and the teams to help plant eight new half-standard fruit trees in a secluded area at the bottom end of Sidings Park. Whilst the … More Sidings Park orchard planting
On February 4 the LSU Action group volunteers carried out painting work in Queen’s Park at part of their Alumni Event for Action weekend. The students spent the afternoon preparing the benches around the bandstand for painting by rubbing them down with wire wool. The benches were re-painted black, having been green for a number … More Loughborough Students Action weekend in Queen’s Park
You may think January is a quiet time for Bloom volunteers, after all there aren’t many flowers around in winter, are there? Think again! January saw Transition Loughborough hold their annual seed swap in Loughborough Market while John Storer House held an event to sell produce from their garden. Tranisition Loughborough John Storer House The … More January