The Committee meets roughly once a month, with a break during the winter, and is a mixture of Councillors and volunteers. Please email email@example.com if you'd like to attend, and help us plan future priorities and activities. Our next official meeting will be on Tuesday 31 July 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to those who helped with the litter pick in March, and those who have helped out recently with planting.
Late spring and summer is our busiest time of year. We've been planting summer bedding in all our beds and containers.
We have scheduled a gardening session for Saturday 21st July at 10.30 am at our adopted garden on Hindley Road opposite the post office. Meet by the bus stop if you'd like to help out. All welcome but children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. We have a small supply of gardening gloves, but please bring your own secateurs, trowels, etc if you can. PLEASE NOTE - the time and date of this event have been altered because of concern that mid afternoon during a heatwave was not a great time to be hard at work in full sun! Sorry for the late notice.
If you would like to get involved in any planting, weeding, or other working sessions, get in touch (email@example.com) or just come along - details will be kept updated on our Facebook page.
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.
On Sunday 17th September 2017 we held our first ever Daisy Hill Flower, Fruit and Veg Show. It was a chance for gardeners and allotmenteers to show off their successes. It was a great afternoon with a fabulous range of produce on show from aubergines to redcurrants. The standard of some of the entries was outstanding, lots of gold and silver certificates were awarded, and we were delighted that the Mayor of Westhoughton joined us to present the special "Best in Show" prizes.
There's a list of winners on the "Results" page of the website, and some pictures in the Photo Gallery.
We have now agreed that we will go ahead with a Show this year as well, and the Cricket Club have kindly agreed to host the event again. It'll be on Sunday 2nd September. For a full list of categories please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 next session will by on Saturday 28th July meeting by St James's Church at 2.30pm. 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? Or contact us if there's a part of Daisy Hill that could to with a clean-up. (email@example.com)
We want to get as many people involved as possible - email if you're interested firstname.lastname@example.org