Cranleigh in Bloom goes for gold in 2016

Cranleigh in Bloom is aiming for a winning year after submitting their entry to the South & South East in Bloom competition.

Part of the Britain in Bloom competition, South & South East in Bloom encourages communities to work together to improve their environment.

The theme for the competition this year is Clean & Green for the Queen, as well as supporting the ongoing Greener Streets – Better Lives campaign from the Royal Horticultural Society.

Volunteers from Cranleigh in Bloom have started visiting High Street businesses, encouraging them to order hanging baskets and contribute towards a successful entry.

Commenting on the entry, Cranleigh in Bloom chairman Martin Bamford said:

“After a successful Silver Gilt entry in 2014, Cranleigh in Bloom is back in 2016 and we mean business. Our volunteers will be working hard over the coming months to bring the village together and make Cranleigh a lovely place to live, work and play.”

The Cranleigh in Bloom committee agreed the color scheme for this year will be pastel shades of pink, purple, blue, white and yellow. Summer planting is scheduled for May, and in the meantime the volunteers will be identifying various projects around the village with a particular focus on ways gardening can contribute to health and wellbeing.

Bamford continued:

“We have already started working with Waverley Borough Council to plan a clean-up of the village ponds, and we are speaking with Friends of Cranleigh Library and Cranleigh Arts Centre to help with replanting their beds. There is much more to come, as we reach out to local schools and encourage them to get involved too.

“As well as asking local businesses to buy and display hanging baskets, we are looking for some more sponsors to support Cranleigh in Bloom in 2016. Sponsorship is a fantastic way to bring the village to life and promote civic pride.”

For more information about sponsorship or volunteering opportunities with Cranleigh in Bloom, email martin@icfp.co.uk or call 01483 274566.

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