It's a Gold!!
Yes we have done it. We have been awarded Gold in the best Town Category in this years Yorkshire In Bloom Awards. The event took place today (Thurs 6th Oct) at The Hall in Tadcaster.
Also Coleen who has been Chair of Elloughton cum Brough In Bloom for over 15 yrs years got a surprise 'Community Champion Award' for her dedicated work..
A big thanks go to all the team, our members, businesses, Schools and donators. Without your support we would never achieve what we have done over the years.
Val, Coleen & Sue collect the Award on stage at the event.
Saturday 26th November brought the family of the late Robert Harrison, a resident of Brough, come together in planting 12 trees they had donated to In Bloom in his memory. A variety of Rowan, Oak and Silver Birch were planted by the family and also with help of 3 local Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme participants.
Memorial Tree Planting on Mytle Meadow
verge cut back
In Bloom's newest recruits along with residents of Spindlewood and Brantingham worked to clear the path verges from Spindlewood to Brantingham. The task was untaken over 3 weekends. The path is now more than twice as wide. It was believed that the overgrowth has not been done for 25 years or more.
Daffodils and crocus's Plant
in a waves.
Daffodil and crocus's were planted in wave pattern at Brough Haven. Cllr. Terry Gill with local D of E Award Scheme lads planted daffs around the ornamental boat.
Duke of Edinburgh Scheme Lads volunteer again to help In Bloom.
The lads were back in for helping tidy up our area.
This time at Humber Crescent and Brough Crossroads.
They have helped us several times now and they are loving it.
We do hope they have gained a great deal of experience in the world of horticulture and it helps them get the Award they deserve.
Other photo shows Judy doing some hand weeding at Brough Crossroads.
...also thanks for Jackie for the tea and cakes
Those Duke of Edinburgh hopefuls have been back in the Community spirit once again helping the In Bloom Team.
This time they have been tidying and de-littering the open space area between Welton Road and Myrtle Way, that we call Myrtle Meadow.
Another big thanks to the 4 of you. We hope this helps get you guys nearer to winning your Award.
Duke of Edinburgh Award hopefuls get
busy with In Bloom
Yukking the Yukka
We got a whole lot a help this Summer from a Group of Duke of Edinburgh Award hopefuls.
Apart from doing lots of tidying up around the Town over the past few weeks they got to work last week on helping In Bloom member Sue Thackery with the open area at the entrance of Loxley Way.
Linda renews flowers in the Planters at Hunter Road
Duke of Edinburgh Award hopefuls make cleaning up plain sailing
4 local lads, who are currently participating in a Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, have been helping In Bloom with a few essential tasks.
With the dry spell plants and shrubs were in desperate need for water so they teamed up and carried water to Elloughton and Brough Crossroads.
They also made plain sailing of cleaning and painting up the boat planter at Brough Haven. We say a big thanks and wish them all the best in achieving their Award
Is that Bill and Ben?
Margaret and Val were set to tidy up the wild flower area on Welton Low Road only to find when they met up they were wearing the same hats.
Of course the heatwave has made us more cautious of the sun and head protection is a must but with these hats they both look like Bill and Ben.
Anyway they did do more than a little weed.
Open Gardens 2022, Success
A big thank you for all who attended and to those that opened their gardens on Sunday 3rd July Elloughton & Brough In Bloom's Open gardens Event.
A total of £1065.50 was raised on the day. This will be a great help to the volunteers work and also help in the purchasing of more plants for our area over the coming months. Also One garden raised £50 for the Samaritans.
On the 18th of this month the Yorkshire In Bloom judges are visiting our area, so we can now make things look a bit extra special when we take them on a tour round, with a view to getting a Gold Award. Thanks again,
Monday 18th July was Yorkshire In Bloom judging day for our area.
Dave and Melvin, pictured with Sue & Coleen who took them on the designated route around Elloughton & Brough, were very impressed with the dedication of the volunteers and the work that had been done.
They even suggested that we should also enter Britain In Bloom, the National Competition, as our standard this year was so high. As for our result for this year we won; know until the presentation event at York Racecourse in September.
Fingers crossed for a Gold Award.
June 22 - JUBILEE
In Bloom members Terry & Coleen Gill organise a Queens Jubilee Party for residents and raise £260 for Help for Heros.
A music and quizzes and a fabulous raffle were to be had and the weather was perfect.
There were also lot of cakes abd
All onboard for South Hunsley Primary
Local boat builder Butler Boats donated a boat to South Hunsley Primary School. The boat will be sited for children to play on and hopefully learn about sailing. They plan to have naming competition too. Pictured are Coleen (Left) with pupils and Teachers.
Queen Bees Jubilee Bus Shelter
Our dedicated artist Paula Brown has got the Jubillee bug and created a Queen Bee theme on in the bus shelter on Welton Road Brough.
Along side each bee there is a message: Bee Kind, Bee Safe, Bee Thoughtful.
Paula has also created by hand a large Queen Jubilee roundel that is sited on the outside of the shelter. It's pictured here with Dangerous Dave, who has refurbish the repainted the bus shelter in grey.
In Bloom stall at the Methodist Church Flower Festival
School Kids take to planting
Pupils of Elloughton Primary School were invited to come and help with the Jubilee planting at Elloughton Crossroads.
They all enjoyed learning and planting the new silver and purple plants that will be in flowering for the Queen Silver Jubilee.
Weekend of the 14th-15th May In Bloom are invited to have a stall at the Methodist Flower Festival. I window display was also created in the Chruch. - £40 was raised from selling plants and flowers. Pic left Dressy Sue and Pic right: Sue Alywin with the window display.
Morrisons donate a trolley load of plants
Local Morrison's have donated a trolley load of geraniums to In Bloom in preparation for the Queen Jubilee flower displays at Brough and Elloughton Crossroads. Pictured here: Coleen receiving the plants from Angie, Morrisons Community Champion.
2 New Members are keen on Bees
Attendee of Elloughton Nursery School and her friend show their support for Bees
Wild Flower Area Extended.
We have extended our Wild Flower area on Welton Low Road, Elloughton to twice the original size.
The bee hive is also with message Bee Kind Plant Wild Flowers.
However because of the current dry spell getting them watered was a problem. Fortunately our local fire team brought a Fire Engine out whilst they were off duty to help.
Our work goes on. Some of the team working on the round bed at Humber Crescent.
Dangerous Dave turns our trusty guard Silver ready for the Queen's Jubilee Celebrations
Yes we call him Dangerous Dave but he's the kindest man you'll ever meet.
We got him to paint the Roman Soldier at Brough Crossroads in Silver ready to be part of our Queen's Jubilee Celebrations in June.
Team get to work on tidying Coronation Copse
Also with the Queen's Jubilee in mind the team are now taking on tidying Coronation Copse. This is the triangle where Station Road splits near the Ferry Inn.
This area has been a bit neglected for a while due to a Covid and a the volunteer moving away from the area,
A skip is going to be provided for free courtesy of UNISKIP of Brough. The old boat is being removed and new planting is coming soon.
A tribute to our fellow member and Treasurer Bill Bell, who sadly died earlier this year.
Bill's favourite tree, a Rowan tree, was selected by Bill's wife Ann, was donated by Brough In Bloom.
It was planted on High Road, Elloughton overlooking his home and British Aerospace, where he worked for a many years.
Bill was Treasurer for Brough in Bloom for over 21yrs. He also made bird boxes and also planted many trees in the area.
Pictured with the tree Coleen & Dave of In Bloom, Bill's daughter Jane, Bill's Grandson and Ann, Bill's wife, Val, IN Bloom. (Inset photo of Bill)
Happy New Year
A few of the Team Members brave the cold on New Years Day tidying the beds at Elloughton Cross Roads and celebrate the New Year with a tipple.
Our 2022 work programme has begun with some great ideas for planting and maintaining all of the 60 flower beds and planters we look after in Elloughton and Brough.
If you are looking for a new activity for the New Year then why not come and join us. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep visiting this page at the end of each month for update on some of the work we are doing throughout 2022.