Belper In Bloom
The Town was very successful in its East Midlands in Bloom entry in 2011, once again winning the Gold Award.
The report on the Judges can be read here:
Milford entered in its own right in 2011 and a copy of the Judges' comments can be read here
Pictures of the Memorial Gardens (looked after by Belper Town Council) can be seen here:
- An overall view of the Memorial Gardens
- Community Payback helping maintain the Memorial Gardens
- The "Wedding Cake" Bed
- The Sensory Bed
- The Industrial Heritage Bed
Belper in Bloom 2014
The Town Council held its own Bloom competition this year. This year's winners are as follows:
Best Front Garden
- First Prize - Terence Hallam
- Runner up - Dennis Stone
Best Hanging Basket
- First Prize - Mrs Sims
- Runner up - The White Hart
Best Commercial Premises
- First Prize - Black Bulls Head
- Runner up - The Greenhouse
Hanging Baskets and Window Baskets
- Gold - David Orford - Winner & Winning Baskets
- Silver - Janet Sims - Second
- Bronze - Nelson Distribution Centre - Third
- Gold - Lion Hotel - First & Winning Premises
- Silver - Nelson Distribution Centre - Second
- Bronze - Thomas Ryde & Son - Third
Belper in Bloom - 2012
Belper Town Council would like to invite you to enter the Belper in Bloom competition for 2012.
The event has been sponsored by Dunge Farm Nurseries, Broadholme Lane.
If your front garden, hanging basket or commercial premises can be seen from the road, then why not enter?
The winner from each of these categories will receive a £25 voucher to spend at Dunge Farm Nurseries.
Contact the Town Council for a free entry form or download one from here.
Britain in Bloom 2012
After fifteen years in the competition Belper Town Council finally achieved its ultimate goal and won a prestigious Gold Award for both its 2010 and 2011 entries.
This second Gold Award means that, in 2012, we will have an automatic entry in the Britain in Bloom competition.
The Council has a tremendously dedicated team of staff and volunteers who work extremely hard to keep Belper looking beautiful all year round.
The competition is not just about flowers or the Town looking nice - it is, more importantly, about the community and how it is involved with the Town's activities. The Town Council are very much aware of the great community spirit that exists in Belper and is hoping to access this spirit to achieve a great result in this year's competition.
Belper Town Council is responsible for organsising the 'In Bloom' competitions in Belper and have set up a comittee comprising both councillors and other interested people (residents and employers) from the community.
The agendas and minutes of the minutes which have so far been held are:
- Agenda for 7th October 2011
- Minutes for 7th October 2011
- Agenda for 10th November 2011
- Minutes for 10th November 2011
Plans are already in place for next year's competition and Belper Town Council would like to ask for your support.
The judging route can be viewed here.
If you are interested in helping in any way then please contact the Council direct.
How you can help?
Tidy up your front gardens.
Hang a basket and/or place a planter outside your premises or home.
Report any fly tipping, graffiti, dog fouling, overflowing bins, weeds and excess litter to Belper Town Council.
Nobody knows when the judges will come around so, the sooner everything is spick and span, the better.
Wild about Wildflowers?
The RHS, who organize the Britain in Bloom competition is asking all participants to sow wildflowers as part of a nationwide celebration to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Can you suggest any areas in Belper that would benefit from a wildflower display? The RHS are inviting each group a free packet of wildflower seeds (to cover approximately 10 sq. mtr. Please make your suggestions by the end of February. Belper Needs You.