Edwinstowe in Bloom

by | 29 September 2023 | Environment, Sherwood

In September Edwinstowe in Bloom (EiB) took delivery of the pump and hoses for the water bowser – just in time, as everywhere started to look very dry. With the warmer, dryer weather the water bowser that the group had purchased with the grant from Just Giving National Grid has been put to good use.

EiB has been awarded an additional £500 from the People’s Postcode Lottery, Magic Little Grants. Over the past month they have been identifying the tools and equipment needed to make life easier for volunteers when they are working on the more remote areas.

The EiB committee has been working hard collating all the ideas that came from the workshops last month, and is currently in the process of creating a five-year work plan and budget.

On Wednesday 6th September the fourth stage of the Tour of Britain started from the Sherwood Forest Visitors Centre. EiB decorated the village not only with flowers but also with bicycles in the Tour colours and with the blue planters donated by ATTFE. They were also given a wooden bike by Newark and Sherwood District Council which was decorated, and placed at the gateway sign on Swinecote Road so that it was seen by the riders as they left the village.

Although the post box toppers in the village are great and fit the theme, they don’t qualify for the Scarecrow competition. There have been many entries for this competition. There is still time for you enter as the deadline for entries is Saturday 14th October.

Your Scarecrow must fit the theme of Robin Hood Characters, in one of the four separate categories: Individual / Family, Business, Club / Not for Profit Organisation or School. Scarecrows should be at least one metre in height and must be displayed in Edwinstowe and visible for judges to see from 21st to 28th October.

To enter email eib@btinternet.com, message the Edwinstowe in Bloom Facebook page or call Carol on 07494 252153. You must give your name, address and the category you are entering, plus some information about your scarecrow.

The photography competition for 2023 closed with the September entries. The winners of the last few months will be published on the EiB Facebook page. All winning photographs for the last 12 months will be used to create the Edwinstowe in Bloom 2024 calendar, printed in time for sale in December. You will find the outlets to purchase these calendars as soon as the venues are finalised.

The group is now starting the 2024 year of monthly competitions to create the 2025 calendar. If you are an amateur photographer and over 16, please consider taking part and send your October entries in jpg format to the email address below.

For more information or to contact EiB, please email eib@btinternet.com or search Edwinstowe in Bloom on Facebook.