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 
Economic Impact 
Environmental Impact 
Transformational 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.



  • 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



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