• In Bloom 2012

    Date: 2011.11.30 | Category: ARCH Community Group, ARCH Gardening, ARCH Plant & Aquatic, environmental projects, Flowers, Bees, Butterflies and Trees, In Bloom, stevenage | Response: 0

    “In Bloom 2012”: Work has already started on the planning for Stevenage, Hitchin & Letchworth in Bloom for next year.  We shall be entering the 3 towns into the RHS “Anglia in Bloom” competition, as well. So next year is already looking busy and that’s before the Olympics and Queen’s Jubilee!

  • Arch wins a Green Apple Environment Award!

    Date: 2011.09.21 | Category: ARCH Community Group, ARCH Gardening, ARCH Plant & Aquatic, environmental projects | Response: 0

    Press Release: ARCH based in Gosmore and Stevenage has won a Green Apple Environment Award in the national campaign to find Britain’s greenest companies, councils and communities, for their In Bloom competition for Stevenage, Hitchin and Letchworth.

    They competed against more than 500 other nominations and will be presented with their Green Apple Award at a glittering presentation ceremony in the House of Commons on November 14th.
    As a result of this success they have been invited to have their winning paper published in The Green Book, the leading international work reference on environmental best practice, so that others around the world can follow their example and learn from their experience.
    They will also be considered to represent their country in the European Business Awards for the environment.
    The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and has become established as the country’s major recognition for environmental endeavour among companies, councils, communities and countries.
    The awards are organised by The Green Organisation, an independent, non-political, non-activist, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising and promoting environmental best practice.
    Judges for the Green Apple Awards are drawn from the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management and other independent bodies.
    If you would like to find out more about the work that ARCH are doing please contact Steve on 01462 420 598 or check out the website at www.arch.uk.com.


    Go to www.greenappleawards.com for more information on the awards.

  • In Bloom 2011

    Date: 2011.04.12 | Category: ARCH Community Group, ARCH Plant & Aquatic, Flowers, Bees, Butterflies and Trees, In Bloom, The Comet newspaper, Wymondley Community Garden | Response: 1

    The In Bloom Launch

    Press Release
    29th March 2011

    The 2011 In Bloom Competition for Stevenage, Hitchin and Letchworth was launched last weekend to coincide with the RHS National Tree planting weekend.
    This year’s competition will be run by ARCH Community Group with the sponsorship and support of The Comet newspaper. The theme for this year competition is “Flower, Bees, Butterflies & Trees” .
    As part of the launch campaign the ARCH Committee ran a poster competition and invited the 3 winning schools from the 2010 In Bloom Competition to take part. The Schools (Knebworth Infant & Primary, Lonsdale & Fearnhill) ran their own in school competition and the top 3 from each school were submitted to ARCH for judging. We were pleased to announce that Mailan Blakey from Knebworth Infant and Primary school was judged to have produced the best poster.
    The launch was a great success and would like to thank the ARCH Community Group Committee and the volunteers who helped put on the event and plant 150 sapling trees at Wymondley Community Garden. A special thank you to the Mayor of Stevenage, Michael Downing, for helping to open the event, Barclays Bank, Stevenage, for sending along some expert diggers and the Stevenage In Bloom Forum.
    Look out for the entry form in the Comet or collect one from ARCH Plant & Aquatic Centre in Gosmore. The closing date is 13th June and we hope that this year’s competition will have a record number of entries.
    Steve Howells
    ARCH Community Group
    Tel no: 01438 233554
    ARCH Plant & Aquatic Centre
    10 Devonshire Close, Stevenage, SG2 8RY

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