THE FUTURE OF BANSTEAD

VILLAGE IN BLOOM

Following three increasingly successful years and having won the coveted gold award in the RHS Village in Bloom Competition in 2019, Banstead Village in Bloom has decided not to enter the competition in 2020. However, after discussions with the committee and our volunteer group we have agreed that we wish to continue as a voluntary group maintaining and improving what has been achieved over the last three years. This work will be continued by the volunteer group which meets regularly on a Friday morning. There will also be ad hoc work carried out at other times as needed. Banstead Village in Bloom has not ruled out the possibility of entering the RHS In Bloom competition in the future, this decision can of course be revisited at any time if desired.

The main areas where work will continue is:

  • Banstead library gardens and planters

  • The roundabout at the library

  • High Street planters

  • All Saints’ Church open spaces

  • The flowerbeds at the War Memorial roundabout

  • Weekly litter picking group

  • 12 wheelbarrows at village roundabouts

  • Community Hall roundabout (Flower Club)

  • Community Hall flowerbeds (Banstead Horticultural Society)

  • Increase our community profile and encouragement to join in with our very friendly BViB volunteer group

 

Future projects for 2020

Field of Narcissi – at the entrance to the High Street on Sutton Lane (planted November 2019)

Reigate and Banstead Council bid offers – R&B council are withdrawing their traditional ‘Greenspaces’ work. Instead they have money available which local groups can bid for. Banstead Village in Bloom has put in bids for four areas in the village:

·        High Street Planters – legacy project giving the village a long-lasting splash of colour

·        Improvement of sleeper flower beds at War Memorial bus stop

·        Sensory Garden at Lady Neville Park, café tables and seating

·        Professional work needed in the library gardens

Village day

On the weekend of 4th and 5th July 2020, Banstead Village in Bloom are planning to showcase the village by putting on several events over the weekend.

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village day

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