Edwinstowe in Bloom

by | 11 February 2024 | Environment, Sherwood

Even on cold and rainy days Edwinstowe’s ‘In Bloomers’ never stop. Volunteers were out working on the BT site. They started a new hedge by planting whips of hawthorn, field maple and silver birch.

The group then plans to expand areas of wildflowers and pollinator friendly planting in the village, and they will continue to work on the BT site as a long-term project to create a wildflower area to improve the biodiversity of a difficult area.

If you are interested in helping out, please contact eib@btinternet.com.

Edwinstowe in Bloom (EiB) also offers a big shoutout to the fabulous learners from the Dukeries Academy Transformation Trust Further Education College who helped EiB volunteers clear some of the stones from the BT site. They all worked hard and were absolutely amazing.

If any other groups would like to get involved please contact EiB at the above address.

The EiB Photography competition resumed in October. The October competition winning photograph was Echo of Robin Hood Legend by Stephen Foster. The November winning entry Poppies in the Memorial Garden was by Caroline Reid, and the December winning photograph was Robin by Ellie Donaldson. These three photographs will be used to start the creation of the 2025 Calendar.

If you are an amateur photographer and over 16, please consider taking part and send February entries in jpg format to the email address above. Terms and conditions can be found on the group’s Facebook page.

In December EiB was lucky enough to take over a community allotment on the Royal Oak allotment site. They would like to thank Edwinstowe Parish Council for this opportunity to further expand Edwinstowe in Bloom activities in the community. EiB plans to clear the allotment and make repairs to the infrastructure with a weekly session on Mondays, 2.00 to 4.00pm. Anyone is welcome to go along and join in.