founded in 2016 when Reigate and Banstead Council approached Banstead Horticultural Society and Banstead Rotary Club to ask if the village would like to enter the nationwide RHS In Bloom competition. 

 

Since then, Banstead Village in Bloom has evolved into

a large group of volunteers who work together to enhance the village.

22 Jul 2020

Thanks to donations from local residents and the newly opened Oak Tree Lavender Farm along Croydon Lane. The Reigate and Banstead High Street planters are now looking great for the summer. Edibles, Cafe Chai and Michael Everett have agreed to keep them watered. Many th...

16 Jul 2020

This week Banstead Village in Bloom took delivery of 6 cast iron planters for the High Street. You will see them located along the north side of the road. They have been purchased by funding we won from the Reigate and Banstead Council Bid scheme and are one of our fou...

4 Jun 2020

Banstead Village in Bloom would like to thank Rory who enjoyed his first taste of litter picking this week and according to his mum is eager to go again. Well done Rory, you're doing a great job.

3 May 2020

A very generous resident donated her entire collection of Coronavirus fairies. She gave us her cousin's work as part of the yarn bomb event, but they were so beautiful that we thought they deserved permanent homes. It took less than 24 hours to sell all 30 fairies on F...

17 Apr 2020

The Lock down is keeping us indoors, however, nature continues to amaze and keep our spirits up. The work of our Volunteers is blooming! 

17 Apr 2020

Many thanks to one of our volunteers who made this beautiful rainbow for the village. Julie Tootill is one of our regular litter pickers... also a very talented crocheter!


It is displayed outside Banstead Waitrose, along with all the other decorations local residents h...

14 Apr 2020

The field of daffodils is looking fantastic. 15 volunteers spent a wet morning in November planting 2000 bulbs. All their hard work has paid off. What a beautiful sight to see as you arrive in the village.

6 Apr 2020

Banstead Village in Bloom would like to thank all the people who made almost 1000 flowers to produce these beautiful decorations that now adorn Banstead High Street. If you can take a walk along the High Street - walk past Waitrose, look up at the lampposts, and enjoy...

31 Mar 2020

The residents of Banstead have surpassed themselves and together have created 971 crocheted and knitted flowers that will be displayed along the High Street. Luisa Puig asked her mum Ann; to start crocheting flowers back in December and together they made hundreds. Lui...

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We hope that you have noticed all the improvements that have been achieved over the last three years 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.

Santander  

Sort Code 09-01-29 

Account No: 33448730

 

WHAT WE ARE DOING THIS YEAR 

 

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IMPACT OF 'IN BLOOM'

Communities of all sizes can take part, from small villages to large cities. Some groups are entirely run by volunteers and some work in partnership with their local council. The impact of the work of “in Bloom” and It’s Your Neighbourhood groups is felt in many different ways, and the report found the campaigns are transforming every aspect of community life for the better.

Social Impact 
  • Building community by working towards a common goal.

  • Encouraging individuals to invest in their neighbourhood.

  • Reducing crime and anti-social behaviour by fostering a greater respect for and sense of ownership of local spaces.

  • Improved health and wellbeing through growing fruit and vegetables.



Economic Impact 
  • Encouraging inward investment by making areas better places to be.

  • Attracting business support.

  • Helping volunteers develop a wide range of skills.

  • Saving local authorities money in volunteer hours.

Environmental Impact 
  • Improving surroundings through planting, clean-up and maintenance.

  • Encouraging horticulture, from hanging baskets to community gardens.

  • Bringing in environmentally conscious practices.

  • Promoting an interest in the environment.

Transformational Impact 
  • Transforming disused space both through changing the way the land is used.

  • Tackling problematic spaces blighted by crime or fl y-tipping.

  • Regenerating places by improving their physical appearance



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DONATIONS 

Santander  

Sort Code 09-01-29 

Account No: 33448730

 

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