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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.

10 Feb 2020

Two new 'Adopt a Road' litter pickers were out this weekend making Banstead clean and tidy. Thank you ladies for picking part of Banstead Downs. If anyone else would like to join our litter picking scheme please contact us.

4 Feb 2020

Scarlett Clemson is Banstead Village in Bloom's newest recruit. After reading an article about BViB's litter picking group, Scarlett's mum contacted us and said how keen Scarlett was to be part of the 'Adopt a Road' scheme. Kitted out with hi-viz vest, picker and bags,...

6 Dec 2019

Volunteers at Banstead Village in Bloom were decorating Christmas trees at All Saints' church on Friday morning. Many thanks to the children at The Avenue Primary School in Belmont who made the decorations for us. The church is having a Christmas tree festival and ever...

6 Dec 2019

This morning volunteers from Banstead Village in Bloom decorated the village bus shelter with a yarn bomb. We hope you agree that it looks very festive and thank you to everyone who crocheted icicles for us, and an even bigger thank you to the two ladies who knitted th...

30 Nov 2019

15 volunteers worked hard today planting 2000 daffodil bulbs at the entrance to the village. In Spring 2020 there will be a beautiful bank of narcissi for everyone to enjoy.

16 Nov 2019

Today Banstead Village in Bloom's litter pickers collected their largest haul yet. Going out of the Banstead area they spent 90 minutes at the junction of Chequers Lane and Dorking Road, and look what they found. Everything including the kitchen sink, you can spot it b...

10 Nov 2019

Every Remembrance weekend, 3rd Banstead cubs always have a sleepover the night before they parade along Banstead High Street. As part of their activities on the Saturday they like to go out and collect rubbish to help the local community. Well done to everyone who was...

4 Nov 2019

The rescheduled date for the daffodil planting is 30th November, starting at 9.30am. Please meet at the War Memorial roundabout and if you can, please bring a spade if you are big and strong, a hand trowel, dibber or bulb planter for everyone else. We have 2000 bulbs t...

3 Nov 2019

Alan & Veronica Lansdown (Best Front Garden) live at 8 Fiddicroft Avenue

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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  

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Account No: 33448730

 

WHAT WE ARE DOING THIS YEAR 

 

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VILLAGE DAY 

4TH JULY 2020 

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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