ALFORD IN BLOOM

The Alford in Bloom group are volunteers led by the Alford Town Council floral contractor Christina Melaugh.

See what the Alford in Bloom Group have been doing on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/AlfordInBloom/

2018

Floral display 2018

East Midlands in Bloom is an annual competition organised by the EMIB Regional Committee, and is one of the 18 regions/nations which comprise ‘Britain in Bloom‘, the campaign organised by the Royal Horticultural Society. East Midlands in Bloom is a voluntary, non profit making organisation and covers the six counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland. The aim of the competition is to encourage the improvement of our surroundings through the imaginative use of trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping. It also aims to achieve a litter free and sustainable environment. This links directly to the three RHS core pillars of excellence which are: Horticultural Achievement Environmental Responsibility Community Participation By taking on board the above criteria and using the whole community to get involved many communities have reported the following benefits:- Increase in civic pride through local people taking on the planning and management of their environment Long term improvement in their local environment through planting floral displays and improved cleanliness A boost to the local economy through increased tourism Regeneration of disadvantaged areas Stimulation of voluntary work and co-operation between community groups A means to address issues such as sustainability, recycling, minimising waste and conservation. Entry can be made by District Council, Town Council, Parish Council or a Voluntary Local Bloom Group. East Midlands in Bloom covers Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, and Rutland.