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 meeting scheduled for 23 March 2020 was cancelled and we've not met in person since then, but we're hoping to resume normal meetings later this summer. There are 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.
Our last big litter picking event was in January 2020 - many thanks to all who turned up and helped collect dozens of bags of litter, especially to the young helpers who seem to love this activity! In general for our litter picks, everyone is welcome, but anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. These events are weather dependent so if it's pouring down or blowing a gale, we'll postpone. We can supply litter grabbers and rubbish bags. We have a small supply of gloves, but feel free to bring your own.
Over the years we have organised front garden awards, village "Flower, Fruit and Veg" shows, and a sunflower competition. Plans for future competitions and awards will be announced on our Facebook page.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Details of planned sessions will be posted on our Facebook page.
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.
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.
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. (email@example.com).
We held this event in 2017 and 2018 but gave it a rest in 2019 but we may hold one again in future years. Many thanks to everyone who entered and supported the previous events. There's a list of winners on the "Results" page of the website, and some pictures in the Photo Gallery.
We want to get as many people involved as possible - email if you're interested firstname.lastname@example.org