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21 November 2014:

Winners of Garden Awards announced. See Garden Awards 2014 page >>


16 October 2014:

At the Nationals Celebration Evening held in Bristol today we have won:-

1. PRIDE IN PLACE AWARD (for the best demonstrated duty and commitment to on-going maintenance of cleanliness, hard landscaping and street furniture).

2. GOLD AWARD in the URBAN COMMUNITY CATEGORY

3. OVERALL WINNER in the URBAN COMMUNITY CATEGORY - we were the ONLY GOLD AWARDS recipients!

We were up against 7 other finalists - Bridgers Community Group, Eston in Middlesborough, Evington in Leicester, Kippax in Leeds, London Bridge and Town Close Ward in Norwich

A stunning and amazing result and we thank everyone who helped us achieve this.

18 September 2014:

South West in Bloom 2014 results: Portishead in Bloom has won Gold Champion of Champions. Ken Windibank was one of four people in the whole of the south-west of England to be given a Community Champion’s award. photo... There were excellent results in the It’s Your Neighbourhood awards = details >> The Deans Allotments were awarded Gold in a new competition specifically for allotments. Photo >>  

The Lake Grounds won a Silver medal in a new category of Best Parks.


August 2014:

Our new 2014 DVD is now available.


29 July 2014:

A Big Picnic was held on Tuesday 29 July at Jubilee Park (the Amphitheatre on Burlington Road, Port Marine) in beautiful weather to celebrate the judging for the National Britain in Bloom Competition.











July 2014:

Volunteers from Sainsbury's formed a work party who painted and cleaned up the High Street for us prior to South West in Bloom judging. Photos show the volunteers outside the Folk Hall. Local children designed welcome posters for the judges.


14 June 2014:

Our new golden wild flower meadow at the Town Garden, near the new Library is doing well. PleaseFlower meadow.jpg go and have a look. Click photo to enlarge.








27 May 2014:

A colourful new set of flags has been erected in the High Street. The flags’Click to enlarge Click to enlargedesigns are from winning entries in a competition for primary school children in Portishead. Many thanks to the following volunteers who made the new flags: Susan and Bob Gidden, Cath Poole, Chris Girling, Christine Clark, Daisy Bickley, Anne Sterland, Barbara Waterhouse, Sandra Daniels, Heather Hardwidge, Linda Evans, June Hutchings, Rachel Bennett, Vera Saunders, Mavis Day, Lorainne Schneider, Jenny Jones, Amanda Willis, Pat Hingley, Yvonne Rowland, Wendy Mason-Paul and Hester Stanton.


28 April 2014:

A silver lime tree (Tilia Tomentosa) was planted on the Lake Grounds toClick to enlarge celebrate 25 years of our town’s twinning with the town of Den Dungen in Holland. The tree will reach 20 metres eventually and its leaves will turn a lovely yellow in the autumn.



29 March 2014:

Work has started on tidying up the wasteland opposite the new library. We have permission to do this for the coming year only. The old sycamore stumps have been removed. The area will be levelled off with some new soil and then sown with yellow and gold wild flower seed to celebrate the Royal Horticultural Society’s 50th anniversary. Transition Portishead have put in raised beds for vegetables and herbs.


20 January 2014:

We have enhanced the area around the Bell on Wyndham Way.  A two foot Click to enlarge photoborder was made and then edged with wood to provide a good finish. We planted pyramidal box together with box balls to create a formal look. We will be scattering wild poppy seed when the weather warms up in the spring. Homebase kindly donated some tiny daffodils for some colour which we will be adding to next autumn. We are grateful to Carol Thomas and Annette Hennessy for donating money which was used to purchase the box plants.


10 January 2014:

Britain in Bloom National Competition – we have been selected to represent South-West in Bloom in the National competition. The class we have been entered into is the “Urban Community” which is the Port Marine and Village Quarter area.



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