AUGUST 2020 UPDATE
As it has been impossible to arrange any meetings in the Hills Institute we thought it important to keep you up to date with ongoing developments. Although there is a year to go until Britain in Bloom we need to keep planning – time passes so quickly!
So what has happened over the last few months?
• Packets of wildflower seeds were delivered to all the schools in Ryedale – if you have any photographs of the seeds you planted this year, please contact Denise, the more photographs the better. If you would like more packets of seeds for next Spring please let us know.
• A ‘Bee Friendly’ Trail around the village has been organised – this trail will be sent to the RHS judges prior to the day of judging in August 2021 – June Appleton has created a design for the paper that the Trail will be printed on, as well as designing and having a range of gift cards printed. These are available for sale.
• During lockdown, members of the ‘Crafty Hubbers’ group have been busy knitting bees, etc.that will be used for displays in shop windows.
• A small group of volunteers have met multiple times outside, while taking into account social distancing, to discuss the Trail.
• A timetable for the preparation activities leading up to Britain in Bloom has been devised.
• We have raised over £4000 in grants towards the costs of the materials for Britain in Bloom.
So what is there still to do? Absolutely loads!
• To check the details about the Trail –personnel input and resources
• To continue to produce displays, for example creating flowers from recycled material – please contact Suzanne (Tel: 07904 792896) if you can help.
• To prepare the areas where the refurbished planters will be sited in Spring -laying flags and making false bases for the planters.
• Preparing community stalls for the Village Hall in order to put on the very best show (we are of course aiming for a Gold Award!) next year,we will need to organise plenty of working parties, for example, planting, painting railings, watering, preparing the village, etc. – so your help in the future will be most appreciated.
Watch this space –we will keep you up to date!
Thank you for your interest and support. If you would like more information, please contact us.
Britain in Bloom Coordinators: Roger Sharples Tel: 07432 581586 and Denise Rajab Tel: 07976 533880
Just one more thing – as part of our Community Section for Britain in Bloom ‘The Buddy Bears’ are on the way! More knitters are needed to join the Crafty Hubbers – knit a bear (or bears) to support our new appeal to raise funds for those with Mental Health issues.The proceeds of the activity, will help the local charity ‘Next Steps’ Ryedale, based in Malton, to purchase a portable hearing loop system. If you would like to take part, wool and patterns are provided and just a pair of 3.5 needles will be needed. It is an extremely simple pattern. Please contact Denise for more details.