Caistor in Bloom
This year we again won GOLD & Category winner with a margin of just 3 points which were again gained with our community involvement giving us again the Judges Special Award.
A grateful thanks to all who supported us, met the judges and contributed in many many ways to give us this incredible achievement. Well done Caistor!
Keep up-to-date with the latest events and news on Casitor in Bloom’s very own website.
The Caistor in Bloom Group was spearheaded by Jacquie and Ernie Brown, who have had previous experience with ‘in Bloom’ in other regions. After much discussion with interested parties a steering group was formed consisting of volunteers including Residents, Caistor Town councillors and local Business Owners. In May of 2009 this steering group met to agree a constitution and a way forward officially forming the Caistor in Bloom group.
In 2009 Caistor achieved Silver in the EMiB competition which was incredible after only 6 weeks from inception. 2010 saw an increase in points of 21 which meant a narrow miss of 1 point for Silver Gilt. A similar increase (23 points) achieved Gold in 2011.We are astounded to have achieved GOLD again in 2012 rising a further 10 points and winning our category Our overall score was the highest in the 2012 competition In 2013 we once again won our category at East Midlands in Bloom and represented our region for Britain in Bloom gaining an impressive Silver Gilt Medal at our very first attempt.
Look out for all the great things Caistor in Bloom organise:
- Annual Local Garden Competitions – To liaise with the local Town Council with their existing Caistor in Bloom garden competition and to hopefully extend the categories to involve different aspects of horticulture giving the town of Caistor many winners, all of whom it is hoped will feel proud of their involvement in giving Caistor a better floral environment.
- BigTidyUp Days – To encourage residents and visitors to take pride in their environment by giving Caistor a a spring clean at regular intervals throughout the year.
- Photography Competition – to enable the non-gardeners as well as gardeners to get involved with Caistor in Bloom.
- Newsletters – to reach as many residents as possible, it was decided to issue a Caistor in Bloom newsletter, written by members of the committee. At the moment this is just an e-newsletter until finds are available to make it into a hard copy. When funds are available, copies will be sent to Doctors Surgeries, Community Groups, Dentists, Youth Clubs, Schools, Businesses, Places of Worship and Care Homes etc.
- Grimsby Telegraph and Market Rasen Mail– The two local newspapers have kindly agreed to give continuous coverage and support to all the competitions, events and any other publicity chances they can get.