Oswestry in Bloom

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.

Community Planting at Aldi & New Fairholme

Community Planting at Aldi
Buld Planting at New Fairholme

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.

Heart of England in Bloom 2021

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.

Heart of England in Bloom Award

The Chairman - Betty Gull thanked everyone for their support in helping Oswestry maintain a GOLD standard.

Oswestry In Bloom Results

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.

Hobo Floral Design

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.

Contact Oswestry in Bloom

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:

Oswestry Town Council,
The Guildhall,
SY11 1PZ

Tel: 01691 680222

E-mail: enquiries(at)oswestry-tc.gov.uk

Twitter: @OswestryTC
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