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 Monday 17 Feburary 2020 at 7.30pm at Daisy Hill Cricket Club. But there's lots of ways to get involved without being a committee member. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for up to date info on planting, weeding, litter picking etc.

 

We gave the big "Flower, Fruit and Veg Show" event a rest in 2019. Instead we held a sunflower competition. Thanks to all who entered and well done to those who got prizes for their efforts. With some plants over eight feet tall, we had some improessive entries, and we were particularly pleased with the entries from young gardeners.

 

We've also been out and about spotting the front gardens which enhance our community. If you have a colourful or impressive front garden you may have had a special "thanks you" from us. If you didn't get a thank you card and feel your front garden merits one, email us a picture : daisyhillinbloom@outlook.org.uk. (Daisy Hill area only - you'll need to confirm your address.)

 

Two of our flower beds on Lower Leigh Road had become rather dilapidated, so in the spring of 2019 we re-built them with the help of a donation from Bolton Green Umbrella ( www.boltongreenumbrella.org.uk ).

 

Plants to Brighten up our Neighbourhood

 

Every year in late spring, we plant our hundreds of summer bedding plants in tubs and planters, and nearly as many winter pansies and primulas in the autumn. We're always keen to recruit more volunteers who can help out occasionally, with planting and weeding, or by adopting a tub or planter and watering 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.

 

During early November we have been clearing out the summer bedding and planting winter pansies and primulas to give us a splash bof colour during the winter months. Thanks to all who helped with this work.

 

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.

Litter Picking

Daisy Hill in Bloom organises a litter pick around the village three or four times a year, which are advertised on our Facebook page.  It's amazing how much we can collect in just an hour or so.  Our next litter-pick is planned for Saturday 25th January, 10.00am to 11.00am. Meet at St James Church (weather-permitting). 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.

 

Many thanks to all who took part in the litter picking events we roganised during 2019.


Why not adopt the pavement in front of your house and keep it litter-free? Or contact us if there's a part of Daisy Hill that could to with a clean-up. (daisyhillinbloom@outlook.com).

Flower, Fruit and Veg Show

As mentioned above, we did not hold a Show in 2019, but we plan to hold one again in future years. Many thanks to everyone who entered and supported the 2017 and 2018 events. There's a list of winners on the "Results" page of the website, and some pictures in the Photo Gallery.

 

Over the years our activities have included :

  • Organising a Flower, Fruit and Veg Show for the village
  • 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 flower bed.
  • 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