• 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 | Tags:

    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
    Chairman
    ARCH Community Group
    Tel no: 01438 233554
    ARCH Plant & Aquatic Centre
    10 Devonshire Close, Stevenage, SG2 8RY