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Huntingdon In Bloom 2017

If you would like to be involved with, or find out more about Huntingdon In Bloom 2017, please get in touch by emailing natasha.pierson@huntingdontown.gov.uk or by calling 01480 410384.

Huntingdon In Bloom is involved with a range of projects and is always on the look out to work on a number of activities:

  • Community Litter Picks
  • School planting projects
  • Care Home gardening projects
  • New planting in the town
  • Youth group projects
  • Best Kept Competitions - gardens, allotments, pub gardens
  • Environmental projects
  • Business projects - recycling, floral display sponsorship

All projects and activities are supported by a fantastic network of volunteers, without whom, Huntingdon In Bloom wouldn't be able to run as it does. We hope that the 2017 campaign will have even more of a positive impact on our town, and welcome anyone who would like to be a part of the campaign!

Huntingdon In Bloom 2016

In September 2016, the Anglia In Bloom Awards Ceremony took place and Huntingdon was awarded with a Silver Gilt for the large town category. The Huntingdon In Bloom team is keen to push forward, aiming to do even better for the 2017 campaign! Projects are already being planned and are being coordinated by the In Bloom Committee:

David Jameson - Chairman
Natasha Pierson - Secretary
Susan Mulcahy - Treasurer and Huntingdon Town Councillor
Sarah Gifford - Huntingdon Town Councillor
Alyce Barber - Huntingdon Tesco Community Champion
Peter Haynes - Huntingdon Town Council Head Groundsman
David King - Local Resident
Catherine Cochrane - Local Resident

If anyone would like to be involved with Huntingdon In Bloom or has any ideas about areas that need to be improved, please get in touch as these could be worked on for the 2017 campaign.

Contact Natasha Pierson, Secretary of Huntingdon In Bloom by emailing natasha.pierson@huntingdontown.gov.uk or call 01480 410 384.

Huntingdon In Bloom was awarded with a Silver Gilt Award for the Large Town Category

Commendation was given to Huntingdon Town Council's 3D Lancaster Bomber Floral Display, created by the Estates Services Team.

Hunters Down Care Home received commendation for the best Sheltered Housing Communal Garden

Huntingdon In Bloom 2015

After a short break out of the competition, 2015 is the year Huntingdon returns to enter Anglia In Bloom. We've been working hard on some great projects over the past few months in the hopes of recreating the success the town has achieved in past years! Below are a few examples of projects undertaken as part of the 2015 portfolio.

If anyone would like to be involved with Huntingdon In Bloom or has any ideas about areas that need to be improved, please get in touch as these could be worked on for the 2016 campaign.

Contact Natasha Pierson, Secretary of Huntingdon In Bloom by emailing natasha.pierson@huntingdontown.gov.uk or call 01480 410 384.

This year's In Bloom Committee has been:

David Jameson - Chairman
Natasha Pierson - Secretary
Alyce Barber (Huntingdon Tesco Extra Community Champion) - Member
Ben Wilson (Cromwell Academy School) - Member
Councillor Susan Mulcahy - Member

Associate Members on the 2015 Committee have been:

  • Philip Peacock - Huntingdon Town Council
  • Peter Haynes - Huntingdon Town Council
  • Dennis Smith - Huntingdon Town Council
  • Hayley Burns - Huntingdon Town Council
  • Beth Gordon - Green Officer HDC
  • Alison Gray – Hinchingbrooke Park
  • Adrian Woodbridge – Medway Christian Fellowship
  • Esme Richardson – Snack Shack
  • Nicky Oliver – Hartford Infant School
  • Amanda Gold – Independent Living
  • Paul Robins – Huntingdon Scout Group
  • Hazel Gough – Huntingdon Girl Guides
  • Bernard Dable – Huntingdon Grafham Water Lions Club
  • Teresa – Huntingdon Railway Station
  • Ann Colbert – Hinchingbrooke Hospital Gardens
  • Rebecca Britton – Urban and Civic/Alconbury Weald
  • Sally Dalley – Huntingdon and Peterborough WI
  • Jo Payne – Thongsley Fields School
  • Roger Wood – Huntingdon Bee Keeping Association

Projects and In Bloom Events

Huntingdon In Bloom Official Launch 2015 - Coneygear Park Community Orchard

Copywiright Helen Drake

This year's Huntingdon In Bloom launch event was the planting of a Community Orchard in Coneygear Park, Huntingdon. The orchard is made up of a mixture of fruit trees, all kindly sponsored by local community groups and businesses. The orchard was officially opened by the Deputy Mayor of Huntingdon 2014-15, Cllr Tanya Forster.

The event was attended by many of the sponsors, who had the chance to choose their tree and plant it in the ground. A plaque was also installed featuring the names of the sponsors to mark the launch of Huntingdon In Bloom.

Trees were donated by Cos Productions, Huntingdon Grafham Water Lions Club, Hunters Down Care Home, Tesco Extra Huntingdon Community Space, Huntingdon Girlguiding, Huntingdon Town Council, Leonard Cheshire Disability, Luminus, Scope, The Snack Shack, Wilkinsons and Young Carers Trust Cambridgeshire

School's Activity Day at Hinchingbrooke Country Park

Huntingdon Beekeepers Association educating local school children about the role of the bee - click on photograph to find out more information about the Association

Local school children enjoying a spot of pond dipping at Hinchingbrooke Park

Huntingdon and Peterborough WI Centre Flower Bed

The local WI Centre based on Walden Road boasts a newly revamped flower bed area, which can be admired from the Ring Road in Huntingdon. Members of the WI worked hard to re-plant some of the bed, with help from the Huntingdon In Bloom team to install a new trellis.

Huntingdon Train Station Memorial Garden

Huntingdon In Bloom partnered up with Huntingdon Tesco Extra Community Champions to help rejuvenate Huntingdon Train Station's Memorial Flower Bed. The team worked together to source drought resistant plants, install a tall trellis to encourage climbing plants to grow and sponsored a plaque to give the flower bed an identity.

Hunters Down Garden Party

Hunters Down Care Home has two communal garden areas for residents to enjoy. The Huntingdon In Bloom team was contacted to see whether any help could be given to revive and brighten one of these garden areas. Members of the In Bloom team, along with kind volunteers and family members of the residents joined together and had a whole day of making the garden a more enjoyable space to be in.

Cromwell Academy Eco Warriors

Cromwell Academy has a group of 'Eco Warriors' who hold weekly meetings and gardening sessions in the school. The Eco Warriors come from different classes and age groups and are ultimately working towards achieving the Green Flag award for their school.

Huntingdon In Bloom and Huntingdon Tesco Extra Community Champions have been working with Cromwell Academy to help with the Eco Warriors vegetable patch area.

Attending one of the Eco Warrior's weekly meetings

The Eco Warriors giving the school a special assembly to talk about the activities with Huntingdon In Bloom

A busy lunchtime spent weeding one of the vegetable patches ready for carrots, courgettes and squash plants to be planted!

Thongsley School Forest Project

Pupils at Thongsley Fields Primary School have been working on a woodland area at the bottom of the school playing field to transform it into a story telling and adventure circle. Huntingdon In Bloom worked with the school to deliver a number of logs that could be used as seats or climbing blocks.

Hartford Infant School - Superhero Anti Chewing Gum Posters

Huntingdon In Bloom teamed up with the Mayor of Huntingdon to run a competition with Hartford Infant School. The competition was for Year 1 pupils to design a superhero for Huntingdon. The way the winner would be judged was by turning the superhero images into anti chewing gum posters for people in Huntingdon to choose the winner by sticking chewing gum on their favourite image.