Oswestry gets another Gold !

The Heart of England in Bloom Committee is a voluntary group who organise the regional entries for the RHS Britain in Bloom and the Your Neighbourhood Campaigns.

Taking part in Britain in Bloom can genuinely transform neighbourhoods; it is not just about flower displays, as entering the competition can bring economic, environmental and social improvements to local communities. There can also be an increase in civic pride as local people take part in planning and managing their local neighbourhood.

Every year Oswestry takes part in this annual event and has consistently been given Golds for over ten years and it has just been announced that Oswestry has been award a Gold yet again ! The judges were impressed with the very high standards we boast throughout the town and the improvements we had made this year.

Oswestry In Bloom would like to thank all our partners including Shropshire Council who helped make some substantial improvements. For an example Shropshire Council have recently been repainting all the street furniture throughout the town.

This year the Oswestry In Bloom Committee have once again worked hard to improve areas of the town. You may have noticed the extra planting along the wall at St Oswald's Church and the new raised bedding at the entrance to central car park. The Boars Head alleyway into Cae Glas Park has been vastly improved based on feedback from last year's Heart of England visit by the judges.

Another partner to Oswestry In Bloom is Smallbrook School based near Shrewsbury. Oswestry was a natural choice for Smallbrook School's community project as they feel the town is vibrant, rich in history, and has a diversity that they felt would attract young people. During the autumn of 2017/2018 their pupils restored several public areas, ridding them of litter and weeds and giving them a general makeover. They have often weeded the area in front of the old Co Op on Victoria road and also behind the Works bookshop.

As always the judges were impressed with the park and the many improvements again made this year including the fabulous summer bedding

Friday 21 September 2018

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