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 vronswin@aol.com if you'd like to attend, and help us plan future priorities and activities. Our next official meeting will be on Tuesday 6th February 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 vronswin@aol.com.

 

We were lucky with the weather this autumn and got all our winter bedding planted out in two sunny days.  We also helped the "Friends of Dasiy Hill Station" to plant up the half barrels on the station platform.  The next few months are our quiet time, but keep an eye on the Facebook page for dates of any litter-picking sessions, or any work to clear overgrown areas.  As usual we've scheduled a New Year litter-pick.  Meet at St James Church at 2pm on Saturday 13th January 2018. This event is weather dependent - it won't go ahead in snowy or rainy weather.

Flower, Fruit and Veg Show

On Sunday 17th September 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 fabulour range of produce on show from aubergines to redcurrants.  The standard of some of the entries was outstanding, and we got excellent feedback from those who were there, including some ideas for if we decide to repeat the event in future years.

 

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.

 

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 this page for dates and details.

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. (vronswin@aol.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've delivered 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 vronswin@aol.com