Village prepares to bloom for judges visit

Final touches are being put in place to ensure the village is looking its blooming best for the North West In Bloom judges' visit next week.

Having picked up a Silver Gilt award last year in the village's inaugural North West In Bloom entry, volunteers are working hard to bring home another prestigious award.]

The judges will be welcomed to the village at Aldeli around 2pm on Tuesday, 18th July by Leslie Cox, the Chairman of our Britain in Bloom team, and Councillor Craig Browne who will escort them around the village.

They will then go down to Brookview on Brook Lane to see the new dementia garden, then on to Alderley Edge School for Girls, The Ryleys, the Park and Chorley Hall Lane allotments, before walking down London Road to see the new planters and hanging baskets, finishing off at the railway station before heading back to Aldeli for afternoon tea.

Councillor Craig Browne said "I would like to thank all the local residents and volunteers who, along with members of the Parish Council, have given freely of their time to help make the village look so nice. The planting of 20,000 tulip, daffodil and hyacinth bulbs earlier in the year, was a major undertaking, but the results were fantastic and many people stopped me in the street to pass comment on them.

"Similarly, the twelve new planters and fifty new hanging baskets have really helped to give London Road a facelift, but this has only been made possible by local residents and businesses who have generously provided sponsorship."

Councillor Christine Munro added "All the Alderley Edge In Bloom team have worked extremely hard all year to make our village look really beautiful. No matter what the weather they have been out there planting, weeding, litter picking etc etc. I think it is a great credit to everyone but especially our Chairman Leslie Cox, and our volunteers Bev Chapman, Kriss Coombes, Martin and Maureen McIllwraith, Michael Lee, Don Henderson and Kelvin Briggs who have all spent hours working to make the village look amazing for the Judges."

She added "We are all keeping our fingers crossed that we will get an award again this year."

Alderley Edge In Bloom, North West in Bloom


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Kelvin Briggs
Sunday 16th July 2017 at 4:47 pm
Just returned from the park after a session cutting the grass and raising the tree campy along the judges route, all looking good.
Whatever the result it's been an amazing effort by the volunteers with Leslie and Christine worthy of our special thanks for their enthusiasm , focus and determination to make the village look great.
More volunteers always welcome, many hands make light work!
Duncan Herald
Tuesday 18th July 2017 at 4:37 pm
If the same folk were those who cleaned up the bandstand, can we please say thanks.