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19 July 2019:
PiB July Newsletter issued.
2 June 2019:
Portishead in Bloom has been awarded The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.
Chairman Ian Murphy said: We are delighted to announce that PiB has been awarded The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (the MBE for voluntary groups). We're thrilled and honoured to receive it. It's a tribute to all the amazing volunteers, past and present, and to the wider Portishead community for their fantastic support!
22 May 2019:
A Plant a Welly competition has been launched in Portishead to support Portishead in Bloom, whereby residents are invited to recycle boots and turn them in to plant pots for displays throughout Portishead this summer. Details >>
Portishead in Bloom will be recognising areas around the town which will be kept “wild” and within the patch there will be a wooden blue heart to show it is being used for this purpose. See Blue campaign page.
1 March 2019:
Rodmoor Gardens have been awarded 5 stars in South West in Bloom Pride in Parks for 2018 – the top score and one up from last year's 4 stars. PiB Chairman Ian Murphy said it’s all down to the continued hard work of the volunteers who spend so much time there, even on wet days. See Pride in Parks page.
11 November 2018:
River of Poppies. This massive project has involved making, co-
2 November 2018:
AGM and Presentation evening: Guest of Honour, Jon Wheatley the renowned horticulturist, Britain in Bloom judge and Chairman of SW in Bloom praised the efforts of everyone, congratulated us on our outstanding flower displays and presented the It’s Your Neighbourhood awards. The John Daws Trophy was presented to Keith for all his hard work and unstinted effort during the scorching summer, watering the tubs and baskets.
4 October 2018:
We were awarded GOLD in the South West in Bloom Champion of Champions category today, our 11th consecutive Gold. It was also our best best ever It's Your Neighbourhood awards. See Awards page.
14 Sept 2018:
Our thanks to Sainsbury’s for allowing us to hold a bucket collection at their store on Friday 7th September which raised a fantastic £431 thanks to the generosity of their customers.
24 July 2018:
We welcomed the South West in Bloom judges Jon Wheatley and Richard Beale to Portishead today. Judging Route Map >>
25 May 2018:
24 May 2018:
We would like to thank the following businesses who have donated or discounted goods:-
Homebase, Carey’s, Screwfix, Travis Perkins, Staddons Clevedon.
Many thanks to the following volunteers who have been cutting out Poppies from Plywood:-
Bryan Shepard, Colin Robbins, Dennis Smith, Colin Lockyer, David Heap, Rob Daniels, Kevin Weaver, Philip Short, Karen Western, Keith Chaney, Tony Pagano, Ken Windibank, Mike Murch, Craig Whittaker, Glen Davies, Bob Stevens and Dave Gould.
At the SW in Bloom seminar in Torquay on 15th March, the ‘Pride in Parks’ awards were announced. We're delighted that Rodmoor Gardens were awarded 4 stars, out of a possible 5 stars. ‘Pride in Parks’ is a fairly recent addition to the range of SW in Bloom awards and this was the first time Rodmoor Gardens were assessed for it. Thanks to all the volunteers who've worked to keep this much-
Jane Pagano was also presented with a certificate confirming her accreditation as a SW in Bloom judge. Congratulations, Jane!"
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