Improving Our Community
Improving Our Community

What's Happening

The Committee meets roughly once a month, with a break during the winter, and is a mixture of Councillors and volunteers. Please email daisyhillinbloom@outlook.com if you'd like to attend, and help us plan future priorities and activities. Our next official meeting will be on Tuesday 06 November 2018 at 7.30pm at Daisy Hill Cricket Club. 

 

We're always keen to recruit more volunteers who can help out occasionally, with planting, weeding, litter picking or by adopting a tub or planter and water it in dry periods over the summer.  If you would like to help, please email daisyhillinbloom@outlook.com. Details of planned sessions will be posted on our Facebook page. We have two working sessions planned for the autumn : Saturday 20th October to clear the summer bedding plants, and Saturday 3rd November to plant winter bedding.  Why not come and join us on Hartfor Road between 10.30 and 11.30am? Both dates are weather-dependent!

 

It's particular challenging to keep all the summer displays watered during dry spells.  If you live near any of our tubs or planters, we'd be really grateful if you could pour a few litres of water on one of them if it doesn't rain for a few days.  It's better to put plenty of water in one container rather than a little bit in several, so that the water soaks down into the soil.  Just watering the surface encourages the roots to the surface, leaving the plants more vulnerable.

Flower, Fruit and Veg Show

Many thanks to everyone who entered the Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Show on Sunday 2nd September, and to those who came aling to mingle and admire the entries.  There was a great community atmosphere.  Thanks also the the Mayor of Westhoughton Councillor Arthur Price and his Mayoress Lynne Price who presented the prized and awards.

 

There's a list of winners on the "Results" page of the website, and some pictures in the Photo Gallery.

 

Many thanks to the Cricket Club for hosting the event again.

 

Litter Picking

Daisy Hill in Bloom organises a litter pick around the village three or four times a year.  It's amazing how much we can collect in just an hour or so.  If you'd like to help with these efforts to keep our streets looking good, keep an eye on our Facebook page for dates and details. 

 

Our last session was on Saturday 28th and we'll probably schedule another one in the auumn.  All welcome but children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  We can supply litter grabbers and rubbish bags.  We have a small supply of gloves, but feel free to bring your own.

Why not adopt the pavement in front of your house and keep it litter-free this year? If you need any litter grabbers, email us, because we've got lots at the moment, and we're happy to let you have one if you're happy to put it to good use!

 

Or contact us if there's a part of Daisy Hill that could to with a clean-up. (daisyhillinbloom@outlook.com).

We've enjoyed a lot of good feedback from local residents who have seen us at work, especially in response to the summer bedding displays which get more extensive every year. It's nice to know our efforts our appreciated.

Local residents who keep their front gardens looking great really contribute a lot to the appearance of our village, so we periodically deliver thank you cards on behalf of the Daisy Hill in Bloom team. If you keep your front garden looking great so that it improves the neighbourhood we could be getting in touch with you to say thank you!

Each spring we seem to have more crocuses and daffodils around the village. We've had help with this in the past from Community Payback scheme who have sometimes provided additional labour, and from the Bolton Civic Trust who have provided more bulbs.

Over the past few years our activities have included :

  • Cleaning litter, as individuals and as part of organised events.
  • Planting young trees in open spaces.
  • Cutting back hedges and cleaning local 'grot spots'.
  • Creating raised beds at the Leigh Road village entrance.
  • Buying and filling flower troughs on railings.
  • Putting up hanging baskets.
  • Extensive bulb planting on grass verges and maintaining flower beds.
  • Working with a local company and local schoolchildren to design and install a new "welcome" sign for the village.
  • Working with Ecclestone homes and a local bricklayer to provide a wall round our circular.
  • Erecting a Christmas tree at the community centre
  • Running gardening competitions for local enthusiasts

For a recap on what happened in previous years, go to the "Archive" page.

How You Can Help :

  • Maintaining your front gardens.
  • Litter picking.
  • Joining in with planting and tidying sessions (let us have your number or email address if you'd like to be notified of dates and times.)
  • Coming to meetings at the Daisy Hill Cricket Club to help with planning.

We want to get as many people involved as possible - email if you're interested daisyhillinbloom@outlook.com