Willaston in Bloom
Finally, some great weather is with us and we can now get our plans underway for Willaston in Bloom 2021.
This year will still be a little different to previous years as it is our come back year after our fallow year in 2020. There will be no competition entry this year and our efforts will focus on just bringing some much-needed colour and interest to our village.
In June & July, the following beds and planters will be prepared and planted with summer planting.
- Mike Heywood Green
- Coppice Rd Wheel beds
- Murrayfield Dr / Coppice Road Planters
- Cedar Court Planters
- Coppice Rd Planter (Outside Visage)
- The Maze Planter
- Level Crossing Planter and Troughs
- Wybunbury Rd Planters (Outside Lettie Spencer Playing Field)
- Cheerbrook Rd planters
In addition to this we will also be refreshing and tending to the following.
- Wybunbury Rd Herbaceous bed
- Wistaston Rd herbaceous bed
- The Maze border
- Coppice Rd Herb bed
- The Spinney wildflower bed
- Murrayfield Dr Trough
- Beech Tree Cl (Supply)
We would appreciate if the residents nearby to the planters on Ashlea Dr and Oakbank Cl could look after these planters as last year. If you need any plants for them, please let us know and we will see what we have left.
We will be looking to introduce other volunteers into our efforts once all restrictions have been removed. Further information on how to volunteer will be available soon.
Willaston is pleased to feature a comprehensive offering of floral displays around the village. Ranging from stone flower beds in key areas like Mike Heywood Green and Coppice Road junction to civic planters which are positioned on busy routes along Wistaston Road and outside Lettie Spencer Playing Field.
The displays are a positive addition to the village and help to elevate the overall presentation of the area.
Willaston has entered Britain in Bloom for many years. The past 4 years of entering has brought the village gold medal awards. The village enters under the small town category due to the extent and scope of our entry.
The floral displays around the village are achieved via Councillors volunteering their time as well as support from our local commercial partner.
We are also fortunate to have several planters which have been adopted by the community. This assistance is much appreciated.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic Willaston in Bloom was suspended throughout 2020 with only minimal activities taking place. A larger floral offering is being planned for 2021 which will give the village some much needed brightness during these challenging times.
At this time we are not utilising resident volunteers to assist but when this does change it will be detailed on the Friends of Willaston in Bloom Facebook page.
The most recent portfolios detailing the work of Willaston in Bloom which were submitted to the Britain in Bloom judges on their respective year are available below.
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