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.
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.
Sort Code 09-01-29
Account No: 33448730
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.
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.
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.
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.
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