Chippenham Town Council to host South West in Bloom Spring Seminar

27th February 2019 / News archive

Chippenham Town Council to host South West in Bloom Spring Seminar

The Mayor of Chippenham, Councillor Andy Phillips will open the South West in Bloom Spring Seminar to be held at the Neeld Community & Arts Centre on Thursday 28 February 2019.

Chippenham Town Council will be receiving the news on their entries into the Pride in Parks award, both John Coles Park and Stanley Park Sports Ground have been entered. Expectations are high as last year Chippenham Town Council received a gold award in the Town Centre category, which was supported by local yarn bombers decorating the Town Bridge and local businesses decorating their shop windows with a floral themed display.

Mayor of Chippenham, Cllr Andy Phillips said of this event;
“We are so proud to be hosting this event in Chippenham. These awards are a brilliant way to get communities together to make a positive change in their local areas.”

The Spring Seminar is an opportunity for all competition entrants to get together to show support to everyone who has entered, and receive their awards.
The guest speaker will be Jekka McVicar, VMH, of Jekas Herb Farm. Jekka will be giving a presentation on how in 1985, she became involved in growing herbs in her back garden in Filton, Bristol to her present day achievements.

South West in Bloom is one of eighteen regional/national competitions that makes up the Royal Horticultural Society, Britain in Bloom, which is the biggest horticultural campaign in Europe. The aim of the community groups that take part each year is to improve and regenerate local environments and neighbourhoods. This can be through the imaginative planting of trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping, conservation and recycling projects.