Banstead Village has entered the Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom Competition on two occasions 2017 and 2018.
Participating groups report a wide range of benefits such as cleaner, greener and safer surroundings, a growing sense of community pride, and increased commercial enterprise and tourism.
What kind of things do Bloom groups do?
Activities are selected by each group to meet local needs, but examples include:
Caring for local parks and public open spaces in and around our village
Helping to establish school gardens, run wildlife projects and school food-growing initiatives
Planting trees and bulbs and creating floral displays in community spaces
Organising clean up events, repairing street benches and running anti-litter campaigns
Regenerating unused areas with the involvement of local people
Creating wildflower meadows and maintaining conservation areas
Encouraging people to adopt environmentally-aware activities such as recycling, composting and water harvesting
Banstead Village in Bloom work in conjunction with R&B Borough Council and many local community groups.
In our first year we achieved a very creditable Silver Award and in 2018 a Silver Gilt'
The Britain in Bloom Campaign concentrate on 3 core areas:
Achievement of these core areas is assessed on a year-round basis by a visiting judging panel. The project is run by a Steering Committee with the support of volunteers from our local community groups. Volunteers are invited to support existing projects around the village and can also propose other local projects near to where they live.
HS Britain in Bloom is a nationwide community gardening campaign to transform cities, towns and villages. Which has been helping people improve their local environment since 1964.
Social, economic, environmental, transformational: the far-reaching impacts of Britain’s biggest community horticulture movement.
Contact us if you want help
or have a suggestion!!!!
We hope that you have noticed all the improvements that were begun last year which are making such a significant difference to the appeal of our lovely Village.
This, as one of the judges commented in his opening address last year produces a ‘win-win’ situation for us all since it encourages people to choose to live, work and shop in Banstead.
If you would care to assist us in any way you would be most welcome, or perhaps you would like to make a small donation towards our work?
We are entirely self-funding and all the planting, painting and other works that have been carried out up until now have been financed by fundraising or sponsorship.
Collection tins for cash donations can be found at Edibles or Mr Snuggs in the High Street. However, should you wish to make a donation online the BViB bank account details are:-
We can assure you that every penny you give will go towards our work.
If you would like to volunteer for some light gardening to help develop our entry please contact Marion Hayns at
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