Edition 9: July 2008.
Welcome to the ninth THORNBURY IN BLOOM Newsletter produced to keep you and everyone in Thornbury in touch with what is going on and how you can provide help and support. If you have received this on behalf of a group or Organisation please pass it on, display it on a notice board or read out its contents at your meetings. We want everyone in Thornbury to feel part of our campaign! For more information don’t forget to log on to our website www.thornburyinbloom.co.uk
Just TWO WEEKS to judging, which this year is on JULY 15TH.
After months of hard work all of a sudden we are nearly there and we have to start the last final push of cleaning and tidying up. All the major projects are now finished or having finishing touches added this week. If you can help with any of the hard work please let me know and I can allocate you an area for checking for weeds, litter and graffiti- or please turn up on Sunday 13th July 9.30 am in the Castle Court Car Park when we will send organised working parties out into the town. However I would like all major work to be done beforehand just leaving light work for that day and a final check round on Monday Evening. Thank-you in advance to Litter Busters for their help.
Thank-you to everyone who has given us support so far. For those who have sponsored a hanging basket the dedication plaques will be in position. Our new self-watering baskets were not planted quite as we would have liked but they will continue to improve weekly and hopefully we will see the real benefits later in the summer when they should last well into September or beyond.
If you haven’t already entered your Garden or Hanging basket into the Local Competition, there is still time. The closing date for entries is 11th July and Judging will not take place until after the town judging on the 15th. DON’T BE SHY! The more entries the better the competition. Application forms are available from The Town Hall, Thornbury Garden Shop or inside The Thornbury Magazine.
For those who are not great gardeners you can still enter THE SCARECROW COMPETITION. Your newly created family member should be displayed outside your house on Saturday 19th July for judging and if you have already entered your Scarecrow in the Allotment or other competition don’t worry it still counts! There are no formal rules- but for anyone who just gets their Grandad to sit outside the house………….…….!!!! The only disqualification will be if the SCARECROW has a crow sitting on it!
SO PLEASE DON’T FORGET! SUPPORT YOUR TOWN! PICK UP LITTER, PULL OUT WEEDS AND CLEAN UP GRAFFITTI!
A HUGE THANK-YOU From Sue Aitken and all the Thornbury in Bloom committee.
For more information or to offer help, support or ideas or to subscribe to this newsletter please contact Sue Aitken, Thornbury In Bloom. Tel: 01454 419350 or email
If you would like to talk over an idea please talk to any member of our “In Bloom Team” or call into Thornbury Garden Shop to see Sue Aitken or the Town Hall to see Sue Horsfall.