Oswestry in Bloom is a Committee comprising of a limited number of individuals who work tirelessly to improve the visual appearance and quality of life of the locals and visitors to Oswestry.
Members of the Oswestry In Bloom Committee with the help of students from Oswestry School and the Mayor planted daffodil bulbs in the Aldi supermarket grounds, and the New Fairholme, Shrewsbury Road as part of the Oswestry in Bloom Campaign to thank the key workers who carried on working throughout the Covid-19 lockdown.
Miss Gull was hopeful that on the 2 year anniversary we will have a beautiful display of spring flowers to thank the key workers and remember those who we have lost.
Oswestry In Bloom has secured its 16th Gold Award in the regional Heart of England in Bloom Competition.
The Judges said:
There was a very good impression overall of an active, well-oiled and fully engaged Bloom initiative which is obviously paying off with some considerable local involvement by individual volunteers and local businesses throughout the town. Business involvement is notoriously difficult to establish and as such Oswestry should be proud of their achievement in this area.
There was good attention to detail with regular maintenance of street furniture etc. which often gets forgotten but which is, in fact, quite essential to the overall impression of a place.
Judging by portfolio's is, by its nature, obviously going to restrict the amount of information available to the judge but overall it has given a pretty comprehensive overview of Oswestry's Bloom initiative throughout 2020/21
There was exceptional evidence of the majority of the community being engaged at some level and this helped to establish a Pride of Place even if many of the residents weren't able to help out directly.
The Chairman - Betty Gull thanked everyone for their support in helping Oswestry maintain a GOLD standard.
The Oswestry In Bloom results have finally been announced!
This year Oswestry In Bloom Members organised a scaled down version of the current competition with Margaret Thrower again judging.
The competition categories were as follows:
Best Bedded Out Front Garden
Best All Year Colour Front Garden
Best Evergreen Front Garden
Best Small Front Garden
Best Front Bijou Front Garden
Best Dressed Window in the Town Centre
In Total Margaret Thrower Judged 68 businesses and residential properties and they all received certificates for their hard work. Betty Gull (Chairman of Oswestry In Bloom) commented that the standard of the entries was extremely high and thanked everyone for keeping Oswestry looking so beautiful.
Pictured below is Betty Gull presenting the trophy to Meraki Colour for the Best Dressed Window Competition.
In addition, Oswestry in Bloom worked with Oswestry Advertizer and invited votes for a People's Choice Award in the Best Dressed Window Category and the winner, pictured below, was Hobo Floral Design
Special thanks were extended to all the below businesses that made such an effort with their Window Displays, namely
Meraki Colour, Hobo Floral Design, Shlurp (Forever Yours), Nikki's Boutique, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Morris Cook, Park Gate Florist, Out of Town and Willow Street Dental Practice.
If you would like to help the In Bloom Committee, then please contact Louise Humphreys on 01691 680222. All offers of help are greatly appreciated and if you have specialist skill, then you may be invited to join the Bloom Committee.
If you wish to get in touch regarding any aspect of Oswestry in Bloom then please contact Louise Humphreys via email at l.humphreys(at)oswestry-tc.gov.uk or via the details below:
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