In Bloom group prepares for judging

The Alderley Edge in Bloom Group are making the final touches to the village floral displays in preparation for the RHS judges in three weeks time.

The team of volunteers hoping to maintain their winning streak in their fourth year of entering Britain in Bloom having achieved gold in 2018 and silver-gilt awards the previous two years. on July 2nd of the

As well as judging the displays on London Road on July 2nd, the judges will also visit St Philip's Church, Chorley Hall Lane allotments, Castle View on the Edge, Peter Woolham's garden, Wood Gardens, the station garden and the Waitrose woodland. The judges have also made an additional request to see the village park.

Leslie Cox, Chair of the group of volunteers said, "We are very grateful to the Alderley Edge Institute Trust for funding the purchase of lamppost displays which have returned after an absence of many years and for additional planters on the Waitrose railings. The whole display will make an even bigger impact this year."

The group of volunteers are completely self-funding. Christine Munro, Secretary of the Group said, "Financial support from various organisations like the Manchester Airport community fund has been great but the support we get from the local businesses has been truly amazing. We couldn't have done it without them. Residents and businesses have also been most generous with contributions to our crowdfunding requests on our Facebook page and website."

Leslie Cox added, "This is an award for the whole village and community of Alderley Edge not just the group of volunteers."

New volunteers are always welcome. If you would like to volunteer or know more about the group activities please email Chairman Leslie Cox or Christine Munro.

Alderley Edge In Bloom


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Glenn Hudson
Thursday 20th June 2019 at 6:40 am
The In Bloom group deserve a massive thank you from all of us. They take up a considerable amount of their own time making Alderley look great. More power to their elbow.
Graham McLelland
Wednesday 26th June 2019 at 3:06 pm
I agree Glen,if only the mindless idiots who insist on pulling plants out of the village boxes grow up .It must be heartbreaking to those members who give up their free time to enhance the village
Kelvin Briggs
Wednesday 26th June 2019 at 5:12 pm
The late night vandals were out again on Saturday night destroying the plant display outside Henry D Johnstone the Jewellers.

This was one of the planters funded by public donations and managed by the Parish Council. Oak Nurseries who do the planting scheme and undertake ongoing maintenance.

One would have thought the village CCTV would have images of the sad person or persons unknown having their moment of fame on camera. Maybe we will get some feedback in due course.

The North West in Bloom Judges visit the village on Tuesday afternoon to give us feedback on our last 12 months activities.
Alan Brough
Thursday 27th June 2019 at 1:40 pm
I'd love to hear of any instances where the village cctv system has been instrumental in identifying criminal acts and or bringing a perpetrator to justice.

This mindless act of vandalism proves that there is certainly no deterrent effect.
Kelvin Briggs
Thursday 27th June 2019 at 4:01 pm
Craig Browne publishes some stats from time to time on with some basic details. Let’s see if anyone is identified this time .
Graham McLelland
Monday 1st July 2019 at 9:48 am
It is so very sad that while some are taking care and watering the troughs outside their shops some are not.I find it amazing that people can walk into and out of their shop and ignore the dying planters.